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
Phone: (906) 387-3700
400 East Munising Avenue, junction of state highway M-28 and county M-28 and county road H-58 in Munising.
Open year round 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays from October until Memorial Day weekend.
Open daily during the summer months from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The visitor center features attractive exhibits and a sales area where visitors can purchase posters, clothing, and a variety of publications that will foster a greater understanding of the region.
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. A park ranger is on duty to assist hikers, backpackers, and nature enthusiasts with information geared at making their stay more enjoyable. The lakeshore's cooperating association, Eastern National, operates a bookstore here.
Munising Falls Visitor Center (Backcountry Permit Office)
Phone: (906) 387-4310
1505 Sand Point Road, Munising
Open daily from Memorial Day through mid-September, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At Munising Falls there is a paved trail to several overlooks, wayside exhibits, restrooms, and access to the North Country National Scenic Trail. The Munising Falls Visitor Center includes a small Eastern National bookstore.
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: April 21, 2017