Visitors are encouraged to stop at one of the park's two visitor centers to obtain information on a variety of recreational opportunities within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Hiawatha National Forest, and the general area. The centers also maintain schedules of interpretive activities presented by park rangers.
Note: Visitor centers may close for lunch breaks.
Munising Falls Visitor Center
1505 Sand Point Road, Munising
Open daily from May 1 through the end of September, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grand Sable Visitor Center
Phone: (906) 494-2660
E21090 County Road H-58
One mile west of Grand Marais, Michigan, on county road H-58
Open daily from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or possibly daily later into September if staffing and funding permits. May be open on weekends in May, September, and October. Closed the rest of the year.
Nestled at the foot of the Grand Sable Dunes the Grand Sable Visitor Center is located near the eastern gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and at the beginning of the park's segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail. The park's cooperating association, Eastern National, operates a sales outlet here.
Au Sable Light Station Visitor Center
Located at the Au Sable Light Station, 12 miles west (drive) of Grand Marais to the Hurricane River Campground then 1.5 miles (walk) east.
The light station is open for tours from mid-June through the end of September, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - closed Monday and Tuesday. The grounds can be explored any time.
Features the history and current operation of the Au Sable Light Station. Guided tours of the double keepers quarters and light tower are available from mid-June through the end of September, Wednesday through Sunday. There is a $3 fee for the guided tour for visitors age 6 and above.
N8391 Sand Point Road, 4 miles NE of Munising
Last updated: May 1, 2018