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    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Snowmobiling

Two snowmobiles travel along County Road H-58 with the Grand Sable Dunes in the background.

Snowmobiling along county road H-58

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Snowmobiling is a popular pastime in and around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. A number of unplowed roads lead to major points of interest. Log Slide and Miners Castle are possibly the two most popular.

Snowmobiles are permitted on designated portions of roadways and lakes in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The designated routes for snowmobiles are the frozen waters of Lake Superior and Grand Sable Lake, and the major lakeshore roads used by motorists in the summer.

These unplowed roads and the shoulders of plowed park roads are open to snowmobiling in conformance with state law. With the exception of the trails listed below, snowmobiles are not permitted where vehicles are not allowed in summer.
 
Designated Snowmobile Routes

  • Sand Point Road from the park boundary to Lake Superior.
  • From the park boundary off City Limits Road southwest to the Becker Farm, and down to Sand Point Road.
  • Miners Falls Road, Miners Castle Road and parking area, and the Miners Beach Road.
  • From the park boundary in Section 32, T48N, RI 7W, to the Chapel Falls parking area.
  • Road from H-58 at the park boundary to the Little Beaver Lake Campground.
  • Road from H-58 at the park boundary to the Twelvemile Beach Campground.
  • Road from H-58 to the Hurricane River Campground.
  • Road from H-58 to the Log Slide parking lot.
  • Michigan Dimension Road from the park boundary to the Log Slide parking area.
  • The frozen waters of Lake Superior and Grand Sable Lake.
 
For more information on snowmobiling within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and near Munising, Grand Marais, and Alger County ...

Snowmobiling site bulletin (pdf)
Grand Marais Sno-Trails
Munising Area Snowmobling

 

Did You Know?

The Grand Sable Dunes are located just west of Grand Marais, Michigan, in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

The Grand Sable Dunes are a federally designated Research Natural Area. The five square miles of dunes are an unusual glacial kame terrace with overlying dunes caused by fluctuating lake levels over the centuries. The dunes are located in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, near Grand Marais, Mich. More...