Planning to camp, have an event, or commerically film at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore? These activities require a permit! See below to learn more about the types of permits the park issues.
The park has three drive-in campgrounds. Sites are rustic, without electrical hookups, hot water, or showers. $25 per night.
Permits are required for backcountry (hike-in or boat-in) camping year-round. Sites are $5 per night, with a $15 reservation fee.
Special Use Permits
Weddings, memorial services, and other events within the park require a special use permit.
Commercial Filming & Still Photography
Commercial filming and some still photography require a special use permit.
Commercial Use Authorization
Authorization may be issued to individuals or corporations to provide commercial services to park visitors in limited circumstances.
Events Taking Place on Alger County Road H-58
Many events on H-58 require a permit from the Alger County Road Commission. Please contact the ACRC directly at:
Last updated: March 28, 2023