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

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Since almost all the park roads are unplowed in winter, snowmobiling is the main way to travel during snow season. A number of unplowed roads lead to major points of interest within the national lakeshore, particularly Miners Castle and Log Slide.

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.

View and download the Winter Road Closure Map (pdf).

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 the trail and lake areas listed below, snowmobiles are not permitted where motor vehicles are not allowed in summer.
 
Designated Snowmobile Routes
  • 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 County Road 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.
  • Down Little Beaver Lake Road from H-58 to the day use parking area.
  • Road from H-58 to the Twelvemile Beach day use parking area.
  • Road from H-58 to the Hurricane River day use parking area.
  • 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.
 
 

Last updated: November 17, 2022

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