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As you can imagine, winter is one of the best times to be completely prepared!
An unexpected slip into a creek, the loss of a tarp in a blizzard, a broken ski binding can quickly spell disaster. The old scout adage of “Be Prepared” is the best medicine.
The lakeshore staff encourage you to carefully plan your winter excursion into the park. Here are a few helpful suggestions.
Having considered all of this, remember that winter is one of the most incredible seasons at the lakeshore. You will likely see very few people, a lot of animal tracks, and will be able to enjoy a type of solitude unknown at other times of the year. Happy trekking!
Areas closed to winter camping include...
All that portion of Sand Point described as the area below the top of the bluff in Sections 19 and 30, T47N, R18W, and that area situated within the corporate limits of the City of Munising, including the Sand Point Road.
For more information ...
Winter Camping and Ice Climbing (pdf)
Did You Know?
When the 729-foot freighter S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald went down on November 10, 1975, the last land-based communication to the ship was from the Grand Marais Coast Guard Station. This station and the Munising USCG Station are now managed by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More...