Operating Hours & Seasons

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

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is open year-round, 24 hours a 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. Summer brings pleasantly warm weather and abundant sunshine. Autumn boasts a colorful display as the hardwood forest and then the tamaracks change color. A mantle of snow sets the stage for winter enjoyment.

Operating Hours - Visitor Centers
The Munising Falls Visitor Center, on the park's west side, is open daily, 9 am to 5 pm, from mid May through the end of September. Hours may extend til the end of October as funding and staffing permits. The visitor center is open year-round with reduced days and hours in late fall, winter, and early spring.

The Grand Sable Visitor Center, on the park's east side, is open daily from the Friday just before Memorial Day through the end of September, 9 am to 5 pm. Closed the rest of the year.

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

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Last updated: September 19, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862

Phone:

(906) 387-3700

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