Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, America’s first National Lakeshore, is along the southern shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. With stunning beaches, 10 inland lakes, and nearly 100 miles of trails, everyone can find something to enjoy at Pictured Rocks!
No matter the time of year, there is something to do at Pictured Rocks!
Summer: visit beaches, backpack, and camp (permit required). Looking for views of the cliffs? The best way to see the cliffs is from the water on a commercial boat tour. Fall: Autumn colors in the Upper Peninsula are often breathtaking, drive the park roads to view the changing leaves! Hunting and fishing opportunities (state regulations apply) abound during fall! Winter: Cold weather brings otherworldly frozen waterfalls, called “curtains”. Snowshoeing, skiing, and ice fishing are other popular winter activities. Check road closures and conditions before heading into the park in the winter. Spring: Go birding or walk the marsh trail!
We want everyone to have the chance to experience their public lands! To ensure this land stays as healthy as possible for people and wildlife, please practice Leave No Trace when recreating on public lands!
The 7 Leave No Trace Principles:
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Know Before You Go:
A safe trip is a successful trip! Conditions at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, especially on Lake Superior, can change very quickly. Before heading into the park, be sure to know where you are going, check the weather, and bring everything you need to Leave No Trace.