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 »
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."
Did You Know?
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the only National Park Service area with an inland buffer zone within its boundary. It is owned by the State of Michigan, corporations, and private citizens. The zone was created to permit sustained yield timber harvest and protect the watershed. More...