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.
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.
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
Effective December 30, 2017, Munising Falls Visitor Center will serve as the park's main visitor center.
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.
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 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.
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.
Last updated: February 6, 2018