Outdoor Activities

Kayakers along cliffs on a summer's day
Kayaking along the cliffs

NPS photo

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is your four-season recreation destination with opportunities for sightseeing, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and many winter activities. With over 100 miles of trails, you'll find some of the best hiking in Michigan here! Choose from short trails or long; easy or vigorous. Trails lead through a variety of forest, wetland, and shoreline landscapes. Many offer spectacular vistas of lakes, cliffs, dunes, and waterfalls.

Whatever your outdoor activity, always plan your excursion beforehand. Let someone know your destination, carry water and food, and be prepared for rain and sudden weather changes. Enjoy!
Backpackers ready to head down the trail. Photo courtesy of Covenant Point Bible Camp.

Backcountry Camping
Planner, Permits, Reservations,
Safety, Sanitation

Bike rack at trailhead.  Bikes are permitted on roads, but not trails.

Bikes may travel on roads, but not on trails.

Boat on Lake Superior.

Motorized Boats, Canoes & Small Boats,
Personal Watercraft, Water Skiing, Boat Tours,
Commercial Services

Visitors at a windy shore.
Day Hiking
Nature Trails

Fisherman casting a line into the Miners River
Opportunities, Regulations, Tips,
Advisory, Exotic Aquatic Species,

Autumn colors near Miners Beach
Opportunities, Safety,
Closures, Regulations

Kayaking on Lake Superior.
Be Prepared, Safety,
Camping, Float Plan

Swimmers and sunbathers at Sand Point beach

Swimming & Diviing
Wading, Scuba, Snorkeling,
Rip Currents

Winter beauty

Winter Activities
Cross-country Skiing, Snowmobiling,
Ice Climbing, Snowshoeing, Winter Camping


Last updated: May 22, 2019

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862


(906) 387-3700

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