Grand Sable Dunes temporary closure to all public entry for visitor safety
Grand Sable Dunes are rapidly eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior. The area from the trail to the Grand Sable Dunes north to the beach along Lake Superior to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety.
Au Sable Light Station tours are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, June 7, 2014, through September 20, 2013. No tours on Monday and Tuesday. Saturday, September 20, is Au Sable Day.
Tour times are 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
The 30-40 minute Park Ranger guided tour begins at the lighthouse front porch. Check with the Ranger for the next tour time. Tour fee is $3 for those 6 and older. Correct change is greatly appreciated.
Lighthouse visitors are reminded that the area includes very sandy soils, narrow sidewalks, and only the boathouse is accessible at ground level. The other buildings require climbing steps.
To reach the Au Sable Light Station, take the trail east from the Hurricane River Campground. It is a three mile round trip hike. Bicycles and pets are not permitted.
Did You Know?
Several species of plants in the Buttercup Family are aquatic, growing underwater in lakes and ponds. A few are even amphibious, meaning that a single plant lives partly on sand along a shoreline and partly submerged. Such plants have runners, like a strawberry plant, and grow roots along the runners. The submerged leaves appear quite different from the ones growing in air.