Outdoor Activities

Visitors along the Lake Superior beach near Au Sable Point.

Beach near the Au Sable Light Station

NPS photo / Gregg Bruff

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is your four season recreation destination with opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and many winter activities.

At Pictured Rocks, you will find some of the best hiking around. You can choose from short trails or long, easy or vigorous. Trails provide spectacular vistas of lakes, cliffs, dunes, and waterfalls.

Whatever your outdoor activity, always plan your excursion beforehand. let someone know your destination, carry water and food, and be prepared for rain and sudden weather changes. Enjoy!


Backcountry Camping
Planner, Permits, Reservations,
Safety, Sanitation


Bikes may travel on roads, but not on trails.


Motorized Boats, Canoes & Small Boats,
Personal Watercraft, Water Skiing, Boat Tours,
Commercial Services

Day Hiking
Nature Trails

Opportunities, Regulations, Tips,
Advisory, Exotic Aquatic Species,

Opportunities, Safety,
Closures, Regulations

Be Prepared, Safety,
Camping, Float Plan


Swimming & Diviing
Wading, Scuba, Snorkeling,
Rip Currents


Winter Activities
Cross-country Skiiing, Snowmobiling,
Ice Climbing, Snowshoeing, Winter Camping


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