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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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    Grand Sable Dunes are rapidly eroding into Sable Creek and Lake Superior. The area from the Ghost Forest Trail north to Lake Superior then along the shoreline to the west side of Sable Creek is temporarily closed. Follow closure signs for your safety. More »

Special Events


Michigan Ice Fest
Held annually in February.
Fireside Chats
7 p.m. at the Munising Falls Interpretive Center (1505 Sand Point Road, Munising) or Alger Heritage Center (1496 Washington Street, Munising)
The lakeshore hosts a series of Fireside Chats most winterw. Stay tuned for the current year's schedule.
2012 schedule


National Park Week
Held annually each April.
April 19-27, 2014

Adopt-a-Trail / Adopt-a-Campsite Orientation
Volunteer individuals or groups who enjoy hiking and camping in the park can adopt a section of trail or a backcountry campsite. An orientation is held each spring.
2014 news release


National Trails Day
Held annually on the first Saturday in June.

Summer Transportation to Au Sable Light Station
On select Saturdays in July, August, and September, the Lakeshore partners with the Munising-based public transportation company
Altran for van transportation to the Au Sable Light Station. Altran transports people with mobility limitations on the hour for a $5 round trip fee. The van will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors met the driver in the picnic area parking lot. Please email the visitor center for the current year's schedule.

Lake Superior Day
Held annually on the third Sunday in July.
May require a search for "Lake Superior Day"
Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium
An annual July event for over 20 years.

Alger County Women of Honor Observance
Alger Women of Honor

Artist in Residence Program
The Lakeshore hosts an Artist in Residence reception annually, typically in September.
Artist in Residence
Au Sable Day
The Lakeshore often hosts an Au Sable Day in September, which includes a shuttle service for those with mobility challenges. To find out if Au Sable Day is planned for the current year, please contact us by email or telephone park headquarters at 906-387-2607.
Au Sable Light Station
National Public Lands Day
Held annually on the last Saturday in September.




Did You Know?

The light tower and flagpole of the Au Sable Light Station stand proudly.

Located within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Au Sable Light Station is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1874, the station beacon still shines over Lake Superior's frigid waters. The lamp is now solar powered. More...