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

    Pictured Rocks

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Support Your Park

If you are interested in doing more to support the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and other National Park Service areas, you have many park support opportunities to chose from.

Volunteer Over the last few years, volunteers have contributed over 50,000 hours removing nonnative plant species, monitoring wildlife, providing information to visitors, working at the Au Sable Light Station, protecting the resources, and clearing and maintaining the trails.

Purchase merchandise from the park's bookstores, managed by Eastern National. Proceeds from merchandise sales go toward interpretive projects and education programs at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Donate to the National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation, a nonprofit organization working in coordination with four National Park Service areas to fund preservation projects and education programs.

Donate directly to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. You may choose to earmark your gift for a specific purpose, or place it in the Superintendent's Donation account.

Leave No Trace. Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Learn how to enjoy your park while leaving it in as good as, if not better, condition as you found it.

Share your ideas on how the parks can best be managed so as to preserve them unimpaired for future generations.

"...to promote and regulate the use of the...national parks...which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."

National Park Service Organic Act, 16 U.S.C.

Did You Know?

The flowers of submerged buttercups rise above the surface of the water and can be quite showy, even when small.

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.