Grand Sable Dunes temporary closure to all public entry for visitor safety
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 »
Hiawatha National Forest
Interagency Visitor Center
400 East Munising Avenue, junction of state highway M-28 and county road H-58 in Munising.
Open year round, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays from October until Memorial Day weekend.
Open daily during the summer months with extended hours, typically 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lakeshore visitors are encouraged to stop first the Interagency Visitor Center. Here you can obtain information on a variety of recreation resources in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Hiawatha National Forest, and the general area. The center also maintains schedules of interpretive activities presented by park and forest rangers.
The visitor center features attractive exhibits and a Hiawatha Interpretive Association sales area where visitors can purchase posters, clothing, and a variety of publications that will foster a greater understanding of the region.
E21090 County Road H-58
One mile west of Grand Marais, Michigan, on county road H-58
Open daily from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May be open on weekends in May, September, and October.
Nestled at the foot of the Grand Sable Dunes, the Grand Sable Visitor Center is located near the eastern gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and at the beginning of the park's segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail.
A park ranger is on duty to assist hikers, backpackers, and nature enthusiasts with information geared at making their stay more enjoyable. The lakeshore's cooperating association, Eastern National, operates a bookstore here.
Munising Falls Visitor Center
Miners Castle Information Station
NPS photo by Ed Lasich
Located at the Au Sable Light Station, 12 miles west (drive) of Grand Marais to the Hurricane River Campground then 1.5 miles (walk) east.
Typically open from mid-June through Labor Day, closed Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This information center features the history and current operation of the Au Sable Light Station. Guided tours of the double keepers quarters and light tower are available during July and August. There is a small fee for the guided tour.
NPS Photo by Tim Colyer
Did You Know?
Several species of plants in the Buttercup Family are aquatic, growing underwater in lakes and ponds. A few are even amphibious, meaning that a single plant lives partly on sand along a shoreline and partly submerged. Such plants have runners, like a strawberry plant, and grow roots along the runners. The submerged leaves appear quite different from the ones growing in air.