Plan Your Visit

Miners Castle and green lake water
Miners Castle on Lake Superior. The water truly is this color in the right light!

NPS photo

Welcome to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, America's first National Lakeshore!

Unlike any other place on Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks offers the opportunity to explore miles of pristine beaches, hike nearly 100 miles of trails, view towering sandstone cliffs, and experience the serenity of northern woodlands.

In the spring, a new world appears along trails carpeted with the soft beauty of wildflowers. Summer gives way to warm basking days. Hues of orange, red, and yellow signal the wonder of change in autumn. In the winter, the raw windy beauty of snow frequents the days though periodically the snow blazes forth with sunlight.

Please take the time to research information on the following links. Visitors who do some research and learn about the park have safer and more enjoyable experiences.

The cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along Lake Superior.

Basic Information - Operating Hours and Seasons,
Fees and Passes, Current Conditions, Permits and
Reservations, Weather, Pets, Goods and Services, Brochures

Map showing the north central Upper Peninsula

Directions and Transportation
Maps, Getting Around, Road Mileage, Shuttle Service
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located between
the communities of Munising (west) and Grand Marais (east).

Camper at Twelvemile Beach campground

Eating and Sleeping
Drive-in Campgrounds, Where to Eat, Lodging

A small waterfall tumbles off a rock shelf at Miners Beach.
Places To Go
Visitor Centers, Maritime Sites, Scenic Sites,
Waterfalls, Beaver Basin Wilderness
Visitors on a beach during a sunny summer day.

Backcountry Camping, Outdoor Activities,
Fun For Kids, Guided Tours, Ranger Programs,
Winter Season

Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors safely.

Rockfall, Water, Boating, Weather, Bears, and More!

Ramp to Log Slide overlook
Where to go when accessibility is on your mind

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Nearby Attractions
Other recreation, scenic and historic sites in the
Upper Peninsula, and around Lake Superior


Last updated: January 7, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862


(906) 387-3700

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