Outdoor Activities

Kayakers near Lover's Leap, just east of Mosquito Beach
Kayaking along the Pictured Rocks cliffs has become a very popular summer sport.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a four-season recreation destination with opportunities for sightseeing, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and many winter activities. Don't forget hiking! With over 100 miles of trails, you'll find some of the best hiking in Michigan here. Check out all the links on this page to learn what the national lakeshore has to offer.

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. Have a safe and memorable visit.
Backpackers on a narrow trail hiking through a thick forest
Backpackers on a trail at Pictured Rocks NL


Backcountry Camping
Planner, Permits, Reservations,
Safety, Sanitation

Four hikers walking on a trail in the woods adjacent to creek.
Hikers in the Beaver Basin


Day Hiking
Trails, Maps, Lengths

Woman standing on grassy water's edge while fishing at a lake.
Fishing at Grand Sable Lake


Opportunities, Regulations, Tips,
Exotic Aquatic Species,

People sitting and walking on sunny Lake Superior beach with cliffs in the background
Summer day on Miners Beach


Swimming & Diviing
Wading, Scuba, Snorkeling,
Rip Currents

People on a pontoon boat and one person in the water on Lake Superior
Boating on Lake Superior


Motorized Boats, Kayaks, Canoes,
Personal Watercraft, Boat Tours,
Kayak and other Commercial Services

Person looking at the curtains of ice that form off the sandstone cliff in the woods.
Viewing ice curtains along Sand Point Road


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

Man in kayak on a wilderness lake
Kayaking on Little Beaver Lake


Kayaking and Canoeing
Where to Paddle, Be Prepared,
Safety, Camping, Float Plan

Entrance sign to Pictured Rocks National Park in fall
A road into Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


Opportunities, Safety,
Closures, Regulations

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

Bikes may travel on roads, but not on trails.


Last updated: February 10, 2022

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