• Winter at the Sand Point marsh

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Plan Your Visit

Miners Castle, the most familiar feature of the Pictured Rocks cliffs, seen from the overlook. It is easily accessible by automobile.

Miners Castle on Lake Superior

NPS photo / Brenda St. Martin

Welcome to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, America's first National Lakeshore.

Unlike any other place on Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks offers the opportunity to explore miles of pristine beaches, hike over 100 miles of trails, and experience the serenity of the northern hardwood forest.

In the spring, a new world appears along trails carpeted with the soft beauty of wildflowers. Summer gives way to warm basking days. Blinking lights of orange, red, and yellow signal the wonder of change in autumn. In the winter, the raw windy beauty of snow frequents the days though periodically the snow blazes forth with sunlight.

Take time to experience and learn about the different worlds of Pictured Rocks, a mosaic of colors, textures, and sights. Enjoy your stay!

 

Basic Information - Operating Hours and Seasons,
Fees and Passes, Current Conditions, Permits and Reservations, Weather, Pets, Goods and Services, Brochures

 

Directions and Transportation
Maps, Road Mileage, Bicycling Information, Shuttle Service
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located on the south shore of Lake Superior in upper Michigan, between the communities of Munising (west) and Grand Marais (east).

 

Eating and Sleeping
Drive-in Campgrounds, Where to Eat, Lodging

 
Places To Go
Visitor Centers, Maritime Sites, Scenic Sites,
Waterfalls, Beaver Basin Wilderness
 

Outdoor Activities, For Kids, Guided Tours,
Schedule of Events, Special Events, Nearby Attractions

 

Calendar
Events by date

 

Safety
Rockfall, water, boating, weather, bears, and more!

 
Where to go when accessibility is on your mind.

 

Nearby Attractions
Lake Superior Protected Areas

 

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