Plan Your Visit

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There are many visitor opportunities to partake in at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!

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Welcome to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!

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!


Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints

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:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. 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.  

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Things To Do

Beaches, hiking, camping, and more. There is something for everyone at Pictured Rocks.

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Places To Go

Looking for the perfect photo op? Are you a lighthouse fiend? Chasing waterfalls? Find what you're looking for here!

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Basic Information

Operating hours and seasons, directions, and addresses.

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Everyone deserves to enjoy public lands! Learn more about accessible spaces at Pictured Rocks.

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A safe trip is a successful trip! Learn how to stay safe while visiting Pictured Rocks.

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Fees & Passes

All park visitors 16 and older require a park pass.

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For Families

Planning a family vacation to Pictured Rocks? Get some inspiration for activities for people of all ages!

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Commercial Tours

Looking to see the cliffs from the water? Consider a commercial boat tour!

Last updated: August 21, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862


Munising Falls Visitor Center

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