Visitor Centers

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
Munising Falls Visitor Center

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Munising Falls Visitor Center

Phone: (906) 387-3700

1505 Sand Point Road, Munising

Located at the park's western end. Open daily from early May through the end of September, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open year-round with reduced days/hours in autumn, winter, and spring. 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
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 the end of September,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 Keepers Quarters Visitor Center
Au Sable Light Station Keepers Quarters

NPS photo / Ed Lasich

Au Sable Light Station Information Center
No phone

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 information center/museum is open 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.

Au Sable Lighthouse tours. 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.
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, 8:30 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: June 30, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862


(906) 387-3700

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