There are no entrance fees at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. No fees are charged for day use.
Campsites in the park's drive-in campgrounds are $20 per night during peak season and $15 per night during non-peak season. Reservations are required year-round. There is a 50% discount on camping fees for holders of the America The Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass and the old Golden Age and Golden Access passes (prior to 2006).
For information on reserving a campsite, please go to our Camping page.
A backcountry camping permit is required for all overnight stays in the backcountry year-round, whether by hiking or kayaking. The permit is only for the dates, locations, and party size specified. Camping fees are $5 per person per night; plus there is a reservation fee. There are no refunds.
For more information on obtaining a permit, please go to our Backcountry Camping page.
Visitors to the Au Sable Light Station may enjoy the grounds year-round at no charge. During summer, ranger-led tours of the keepers quarters and light tower are offered Wednesday - Sunday. There is a $3 fee (cash/exact change required) for ages 6 and up.
Information on all America the Beautiful - National Park & Federal Recreational Land PassesAmerica the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes are a suite of annual and lifetime passes that provides U.S. citizens and visitors an affordable and convenient way to access Federal recreational lands. Up to 100% of the Pass program's proceeds are used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services.
The program has passes that range in cost from 0$ to $80. There are passes for US Military and their dependents, US citizens 62 and older, US 4th Grade Students, US citizens with a permanent disability, as well as annual passes for anyone to purchase.
At Pictured Rocks, these passes are sold/issued at the Munising Falls Visitor Center only. Passes can be purchased online as well. Visit https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm to learn more. To purchase passes, go to: https://store.usgs.gov/pass
Last updated: November 26, 2019