Pets at Pictured Rocks
NPS photo by Brenda St. Martin
Pets are permitted at drive-in campgrounds. Keep pet bowls in your vehicle when not in use, and clean up any spilled food. Pet food can attract bears and other wildlife into your camp.
Pets are not permitted in the park's hiking trails, backcountry and backcountry campgrounds, and in the forests and fields because they may become lost; be injured by porcupines or other wildlife; intimidate other visitors; harass, injure, or kill wildlife; or disturb other hikers and campers.
For more detailed information, please read the Pets at the Lakeshore site bulletin (pdf).
In brief, pets are permitted ONLY at these very specific locations.
Munising Falls - parking and picnic areas, trail to the falls
Sand Point - parking and picnic areas, beaches and road
Miners Falls - parking and picnic areas
Miners Castle - parking and picnic areas and overlook
Miners Beach - parking and picnic areas, beach and trail to the beach
Little Beaver Lake Campground - campground only
Beaver Basin overlook - parking area and road
Twelvemile Beach Campground - campground, picnic area, and Lake Superior beach directly in front of campground
Hurricane River Campground - campground, picnic area, and Lake Superior beach directly in front of campground
Log Slide - parking and picnic areas
Grand Sable Lake overlook - parking and picnic areas
Grand Sable Visitor Center - parking and picnic areas
Grand Sable Lake boat ramp - parking and picnic areas
Sable Falls - parking and picnic areas
If an area is not listed above, then pets are NOT permitted.
Boarding is available at a local business - Puppy Paws - located in Wetmore, Michigan. Please contact Puppy Paws at 906-387-4035, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
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