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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Shuttle Service

Shuttle service within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is provided by:

Altran (Alger County Transit) - first item below
Pictured Rocks Shuttle Service - second item below

Information is subject to change. Please visit the transportation provider's website for the most up-to-date schedule and cost.

Please call the Interagency Visitor Center at 906-387-3700 with your questions about backpacking, or research this website.

It is recommended that you use the transportation service at the beginning of your trip and hike to your vehicle.


Alger County Transit - ALTRAN
530 East Munising Avenue, P.O. Box 69
Munising, MI 49862

Altran's reservation page

Altran runs seven days a week. Please refer to their website for the schedule and special run information.

Altran transportation services require advance pre-paid reservations. Checks are accepted as well as Paypal. If Altran does not have reservations, the bus does not make the run.

When making a reservation, please indicate your pick-up date, time, and location; your drop-off location; and the number in your party.

The Altran bus travels east towards Grand Marais on Alger County Road H-58, with the return trip traveling west on H-58 to Munising.


Pictured Rocks Shuttle Service operates under a Commercial Use Authorization within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For more information about this shuttle service, please visit http://trailspotters.net/about/picturedrocks/


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...