Welcome to Pictured Rocks!
Pictured Rocks offers towering multicolored sandstone cliffs, miles of sparkling beaches, dashing waterfalls, huge sand dunes, inland lakes and streams, deep green forests... and it's all yours to explore! Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is managed by the National Park Service, and it was the first of the nation's four national lakeshores to be established (in 1966).
The lakeshore includes some 15 miles of cliffs along its 42-mile length. Within the park, nearly 100 miles of trail lead to remote trout streams, hidden bogs, wild Lake Superior beaches, and a system of 22 backcountry campgrounds. The park is open year-round and is truly a four-season recreation destination with hiking, canoeing, kayaking, sightseeing, birding, backcountry and drive-in camping, fall color viewing, winter ice climbing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing... the list goes on!
This long narrow park also contains a great deal of human history. Historic resources include an 1874 lighthouse, maritime U.S. Coast Guard buildings and artifacts, and early logging exhibits.
To view videos about the park, check out our YouTube Channel!
Also, don't forget to download the free NPS Mobile App and save parks you plan to visit for offline use. Since much of Pictured Rocks is out of cell range, this is a handy resource for getting park information when you have no cell service.
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