Operating Hours & Seasons

Miners Castle Road under a yellow canopy of leaves in fall.
Miners Castle Road in autumn

NPS photo


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is open year-round, 24 hours day, though many roads are closed by snow in the winter. There is no entrance fee.

Four Seasons to Enjoy
There is no particular "best" season to visit the park for each has its own charm and variety of activities. In the spring, wildflowers bloom in great profusion to add to the beauty of the natural area. The summer brings pleasantly warm weather and abundant sunshine. Autumn boasts a colorful display as the hardwood forest changes color. A mantle of snow sets the stage for winter activities.

Operating Hours - Visitor Centers
The Interagency Visitor Center in Munising is closed. Visitors seeking national lakeshore information should go to the Munising Falls Visitor Center, which is on the park's west side. The Munising Falls Visitor Center is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from early May through the end of September. The hours and season length may change as funding and staffing permits. The visitor center is open year-round with reduced winter hours.

The Grand Sable Visitor Center, on the park's east side, is open daily from the Friday just before Memorial Day through Labor Day, and possibly daily into September if staffing and funding permits. Weekend hours may extend into October. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed in winter.

The Au Sable Lighthouse and Maritime Museum are open with guided interpretive tours from mid-June through the end of September or early October. The Au Sable Light Station grounds are open year-round.

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Last updated: May 31, 2018

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Munising, MI 49862


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