Visitor Centers

Visitors are encouraged to stop at any visitor center 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 and forest rangers.

Note: Visitor centers may close for lunch breaks.
Interagency Visitor Center
Interagency Visitor Center

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore & Hiawatha National Forest Interagency Visitor Center

Effective December 30, 2017, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will no longer operate out of the Hiawatha National Forest Interagency Visitor Center, which is now designated as the Hiawatha National Forest Visitor Center/District Office. (Hiawatha National Forest information is still available there.) Park visitors will be able to get national lakeshore information at the Munising Falls Visitor Center or park headquarters.

Hiawatha National Forest Visitor Center/District Office: 400 East Munising Avenue, junction of state highway M-28 and county road H-58 in Munising. Phone: 906-387-2512

Open year round 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Closed Sundays and holidays from October until Memorial Day weekend.

Open daily during the summer months from 9 am to 5:00 pm.

Munising Falls Visitor Center
Munising Falls Visitor Center

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Munising Falls Visitor Center

Effective December 30, 2017, Munising Falls Visitor Center will serve as the park's main visitor center.
Winter hours of operation will be Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Phone: 906-387-4310 or 906-387-3700

1505 Sand Point Road, Munising

Visitor center has exhibits, restrooms, and an Eastern National sales outlet (books, t-shirts, etc.). Visit Munising Falls via a paved trail. Access hiking trails, including the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Open daily from Memorial Day through the end of September, 9 am to 5 pm.

Grand Sable Visitor Center
Grand Sable Visitor Center

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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. May be open on weekends in May, September, and October.

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 Keepers Quarters Visitor Center
Au Sable Light Station Keepers Quarters

NPS photo / Ed Lasich

Au Sable Light Station Visitor Center
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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.

Typically open from mid-June through the end of September, closed Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This information center features the history and current operation of the Au Sable Light Station. Guided tours of the double keepers quarters and light tower are available during mid-June through the end of September. There is $3 fee for the guided tour.
Park Ranger with Headquarters entrance sign
Park Ranger at Lakeshore Headquarters

NPS photo / Tim Colyer

Lakeshore Headquarters

Phone: 906-387-2607

N8391 Sand Point Road, 4 miles NE of Munising

Open year-round, Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Federal Holidays

Park Headquarters is located in the former Munising U.S. Coast Guard Station at Sand Point. In the summer, the boathouse is open with maritime displays including a 36-foot self-righting motor lifeboat. The Sand Point Marsh Trail is located nearby.

Last updated: February 6, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862


(906) 387-3700

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