There are no entrance fees at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. No fees are charged for day use.
Fees & Passes
A backcountry camping permit is required for all overnight stays in the backcountry, whether by hiking or kayaking. The permit is only for the dates, locations, and party size specified. Permits must be obtained via www.recreation.gov. or by calling: 1-877-444-6777. International callers: 1-518-885-3635 The reservation fee is $15. There are no refunds.
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. Visit https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm to learn more. To purchase passes, go to: https://store.usgs.gov/recreational-passes.
Last updated: November 9, 2018