• The tower of the Au Sable Light Station against a summer blue sky. Photo © Craig Blacklock

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Things To Do

Photograph copyright Craig Blacklock. Photography from the book, Pictured Rocks - From Land and Sea, by Craig Blacklock.
Indianhead Point
Photograph (c) Craig Blacklock

Outdoor opportunities are enjoyed year-round at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Spring brings wildflowers to photograph and fish to catch. Summer offers picnicking, boating, hiking, and camping. Autumn brings a vibrant display of colors as hunters take to the north woods. Winter visitors enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.

The Pictured Rocks cliffs stretch for 15 miles from near Sand Point to beyond Spray Falls where they give way to the white sands of Twelvemile Beach. The Grand Sable Dunes rise high above Lake Superior near Grand Marais.

Visitors enjoy the sights and serenity of this beautiful area on Lake Superior in many different ways ... what's your favorite?


Outdoor Activities
Backcountry Camping, Bicycling, Boating,
Day Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Kayaking,
Swimming & Diving, Winter Activities

For Kids
First step, once you are here, plan your day,
slow down, keep them safe, at day's end.
Have fun making memories!


Guided Tours
Au Sable Light Station tours
Summer Interpretive Programs
Pictured Rocks Cruise - Boat Tours


Schedule of Events
Events by date


Nearby Attractions
Lake Superior Protected Areas


Special Events
Happenings throughout the year


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...