Snowmobiling at Pictured Rocks

Two snowmobiles travel along County Road H-58 with the Grand Sable Dunes in the background.
Snowmobiling along county road H-58

NPS photo

Snowmobiling is a popular activity in and around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. A number of unplowed roads lead to major points of interest within the park, particularly Miners Castle and Log Slide. Winter campers generally access the park's three drive-in campgrounds via snowmobile.

Snowmobiles are permitted on unplowed park roads used by motorists in summer, as well as the frozen waters of Lake Superior and Grand Sable Lake.

These unplowed roads (and the shoulders of plowed park roads) are open to snowmobiling in conformance with state law. Snowmobiles are prohibited from cross-country travel and travelling on park trails (off road/trail travel). In other words: with the exception of trails listed below, snowmobiles are not permitted where motor vehicles are not allowed in summer.
 
Designated Snowmobile Routes
  • Sand Point Road from the park boundary to Lake Superior.
  • Trail from the park boundary off City Limits Road southwest to the Becker Farm, and down to Sand Point Road.
  • Down Miners Castle Road from H-58 to the roads and parking areas for Miners Falls, Miners Castle, and Miners Beach.
  • Down Chapel Road from H-58 to the Chapel/Mosquito trailhead parking area.
  • Road from H-58 to Little Beaver Lake Campground.
  • Road from H-58 to Twelvemile Beach Campground.
  • Road from H-58 to Hurricane River Campground.
  • Road from H-58 to the Log Slide parking area.
  • Road from H-58 to the Sable Falls parking area.
  • The frozen waters of Lake Superior and Grand Sable Lake.
 
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore map showing winter road closures
Winter road closure and snowmobile map

NPS

Winter Road Closure and Snowmobile Map
 
 

Last updated: November 19, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862

Phone:

(906) 387-3700

Contact Us