|Permits||America the Beautiful Passes
|Backcountry Camping||Entrance Fee|
|Drive-in Campgrounds||Guided Tours|
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.
Campers staying at one of the lakeshore's three drive-in campgrounds will pay $14 per night. Lakeside sites at Twelvemile Beach Campground are $16 per night. Sorry, no reservations. Cash (U.S. currency) payment is preferred. There are no refunds.
Discounts (50%) are available for holders of the America The Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass (new in 2007) and the old Golden Age and Golden Access passes (prior to 2006).
There are no entrance fees at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. No fees are charged for day use.
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.
Last updated: May 31, 2018