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

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Backcountry Camping
Planner, Permits, Reservations,
Safety, Sanitation

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

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

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

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Day Hiking
Trails, Maps, Lengths

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

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Fishing
Opportunities, Regulations, Tips,
Exotic Aquatic Species,

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

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Hunting
Opportunities, Safety,
Closures, Regulations

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

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

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

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Swimming & Diviing
Wading, Scuba, Snorkeling,
Rip Currents

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

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

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

Bicycling
Bikes may travel on roads, but not on trails.

 
 

Last updated: February 6, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862

Phone:

(906) 387-3700

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