• Indianhead Point stands tall along the Pictured Rocks. Photo copyright Craig Blacklock

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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

 

Bicycling
Bikes may travel on roads, but not on trails.

 

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

 
Day Hiking
Nature Trails

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

 
Hunting
Opportunities, Safety,
Closures, Regulations

 
Kayaking
Be Prepared, Safety,
Camping, Float Plan

 

Swimming & Diviing
Wading, Scuba, Snorkeling,
Rip Currents

 

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

 

Did You Know?

Bear claw scars on the smooth bark of an American beech tree.

Bear claw marks can be seen on the trunks of American beech trees because the bark is so smooth. Bears climb trees for safety and to eat beech nuts. The non-native beech bark disease is sweeping through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, killing many beech trees. Trees scarred with bear claw marks will be harder to find. More...