Chapel Road is flooding in a few places. For the 3.5 miles northwest of H58 the road is only passable with a four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicle. All other vehicles are sure to be stuck. With the wintery forecast, conditions will deteriorate.
Interagency Visitor Center schedule
The interagency visitor center in Munising will close at 1:30 p.m. on December 23 and 24. The visitor center will be closed on December 25 and January 1.
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 home to two arctic disjuncts, plants whose normal range is far to the north. Arctic crowberry and thimbleberry thrive because of the cool and moist microclimates caused by Lake Superior. More...