Pets at Pictured Rocks

Dog on leash at Miners Beach
Dog on leash at Miners Beach


Planning to visit with your pet?

There are limited places pets can visit, but they can still enjoy a bit of the park with you.

Pets are allowed in parking lots, along roadways, in frontcountry drive-in campgrounds, and in picnic areas. They must always be leashed. Also, the beaches of Sand Point, Miners Beach, and those directly in front of the drive-in campgrounds, as well as certain scenic sites, including Miners Castle and Munising Falls, are great places to visit with your furry friend. PLEASE REMEMBER, pets need to be on a six foot leash at all time, even when swimming. And always pick up after your pet.

Pets are not permitted on the park's hiking trails (even if carried) or in the backcountry and backcountry campgrounds because they may become lost; be injured by porcupines or other wildlife; intimidate other visitors; harass, injure, or kill wildlife; or disturb trail hikers and backcountry campers who expect a pet-free experience.

Also Remember...

Though pets are permitted on personal or rental boats on Lake Superior, they are not permitted on national lakeshore beaches in the backcountry. This includes - but is not limited to - Mosquito and Chapel Beaches.

Pogo the poodle on Hurricane River beach
Poodle standing watch on the beach

NPS photo / Brenda St. Martin

Below is a list of places that your pet is allowed to join you on vacation...

Munising Falls
- parking and picnic areas, paved trail to the falls
Sand Point - parking and picnic areas, beaches and road
Miners Falls - parking and picnic areas only
Miners Castle - parking and picnic areas, and paved trail to overlooks
Miners Beach - parking and picnic areas, beach and trails to the beach
Little Beaver Lake Campground - campground only
Twelevemile Beach and Hurricane River Campgrounds - campgrounds, and Lake Superior beaches directly in front of the campground and day-use areas
Beaver Basin overlook - parking area and road
Log Slide - parking and picnic areas only
Grand Sable Lake overlook - parking and picnic areas only
Grand Sable Visitor Center - parking and picnic areas only
Grand Sable Lake boat ramp - parking and picnic areas only
Sable Falls - parking and picnic areas only
Bailey the Wonder Dog loves a good boat ride.  But she doesn't set foot on dry land in the PRNL backcountry.
Bailey the Wonder Dog

Chris Case photo

PLEASE do not leave your pet in the car while you hike, especially during hot weather! These local businesses can board your pets while you are enjoying the park:

Pet boarding - Ruff n Reddy in Wetmore, MI (formerly Puppy Paws).
Phone 906-387-4035

Pet boarding (day use only) - Melstrand Union General Store in Melstrand, MI.
Phone 906-452-6100

Last updated: November 8, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862


(906) 387-3700

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