• 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

Reservations are required. If no reservations are made, the bus does not run. When making a reservation, please indicate your pick-up date, time, and location; your drop-off location; and the number in your party. Costs must be pre-paid. Checks and cash are accepted as well as Paypal.

Regularly scheduled runs are Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from mid-June to September 30. The bus departs the Munising Falls parking lot at 10 a.m., arriving at the Grand Sable Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. Then the bus departs the GSVC at 11:45 a.m., returning to Munising Falls at 1 p.m.

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. Drop-offs and pick-ups are made along H-58. Due to time contraints and to keep costs down, the bus does not go down any other roads.

Please contact Altran for information about shuttles outside their regular schedule and group rates.


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?

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the Hiawatha National Forest share a visitor center at 400 E. Munising Ave. in Munising, Michigan.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore shares a visitor center with the Hiawatha National Forest. The interagency visitor center was dedicated in 1988, and serves over 40,000 people annually. Other federal interagency visitor centers are located in Alaska, Utah, California, and Idaho. More...