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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore          

courtesy of the National Park Service
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 

Contact Information:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore     
N8391 Sand Point Road
P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862

Size: 73,236 acres. 

Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located along Lake Superior on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, between Munising and Grand Marais. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore/Hiawatha National Forest visitor information center is at the junction of MI 28 and County Road H-58 in Munising. 

Description: Situated on Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks was established as the country's first national lakeshore. It features multicolored sandstone cliffs, broad beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, wetlands, hardwood and coniferous forests, and a variety of wildlife. At its widest point the lakeshore is only 5 miles and hugs the Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles.

Activities: A good place to start your visit is by stopping by the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore/Hiawtha National Forest Visitor Information Center. There you can obtain information on a variety of recreation resources in the lakeshore and the Hiawatha National Forest area. The center also maintains schedules of interpretive activities presented by park and forest rangers. The Grand Marais Maritime Museum includes exhibits on Lake Superior shipwrecks and the lives and times of the U.S. Life Saving Service, a forerunner of the Coast Guard. The lakeshore is a multi-season recreational destination, with activities including camping, hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing. 

Operating Hours: Park headquarters at Sand Point in Munising is open 8:00 am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, year round, except for major holidays.

: Authorized on October 15, 1966; established on October 5, 1972. 

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