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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Munising Falls Visitor Center Miners Castle Information Center
Au Sable Light Station Information Center
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Update for October 2014:
Interagency Visitor Center - closed Sundays beginning October 5. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Munising Falls Visitor Center - closed Mondays and Tuesdays; closes for the winter on October 14.
Miners Castle Information Center - closes for the winter on October 18.
Au Sable Light Station - no tours on Mondays and Tuedays; closes for the winter on October 15.
Grand Sable Visitor Center - closes for the winter on October 18.

 
The Interagency Visitor Center in Munising is open year-round.

Interagency Visitor Center

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Hiawatha National Forest
Interagency Visitor Center
906-387-3700

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.
 
The Grand Sable Visitor Center is open every summer to help visitors to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Grand Sable Visitor Center

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Grand Sable Visitor Center
906-494-2660

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 Interpretive Center is open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Munising Falls Visitor Center

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Munising Falls Visitor Center

1505 Sand Point Road, Munising

Open daily from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At Munising Falls, there is a paved trail to several overlooks, wayside exhibits, restrooms, and access to the North Country Trail National Scenic Trail. The Munising Falls Visitor Center includes a small Eastern National bookstore.

 
Miners Castle Informatin Center is open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Miners Castle Information Station

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Miners Castle Information Station
No phone

N9319 Miners Castle Road, 6 miles north of county road H-58 at Miners Castle

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.

At Miners Castle, there are paved trails to several overlooks, wayside exhibits, restrooms, and access to the North Country Trail National Scenic Trail. The Miners Castle Information Station includes a small Eastern National bookstore.

 
The single keepers quarters at the Au Sable Light Station.

Au Sable Light Station Keepers Quarters

NPS photo / Ed Lasich

Au Sable Light Station Information Center
No phone

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.
 
Park Ranger with Headquarters entrance sign

Park Ranger at Lakeshore Headquarters

NPS photo / Tim Colyer

Lakeshore Headquarters
906-387-2607

N8391 Sand Point Road, 4 miles NE of Munising

Open year-round, Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Park Headquarters is located in the former Munising U.S. Coast Guard Station at Sand Point. In the summer, the boathouse is open with maritime displays including a 36-foot self-righting motor lifeboat. The Sand Point Marsh Trail is located nearby.

 

Did You Know?

The Schoolcraft Blast Furnace was located at today's Munising Falls site.

The Schoolcraft/Munising Blast Furnace operated from 1869 to 1877. It produced many tons of pig iron for post Civil War continental expansion. Only ruins remain at this National Register of Historic Places site, located at Munising Falls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...