Operating Hours & Seasons

Rock archway sticking out into Lake Superior. Trees on top with leaves changing colors.
Fall is a great time to visit the park! (Lovers Leap)

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is open year-round, 24 hours a day, though many roads are closed by snow in the winter. There is no entrance fee.

Four Seasons to Enjoy
There is no particular "best" season to visit the park for each has its own charm and variety of activities. In the spring, wildflowers bloom in great profusion to add to the beauty of the natural area. Summer brings pleasantly warm weather and abundant sunshine. Autumn boasts a colorful display as the hardwood forest and then the tamaracks change color. A mantle of snow sets the stage for winter enjoyment.


Regular hours and information on Pictured Rocks' visitor centers can be found on the Visitor Centers page.

Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, the Au Sable Lighthouse and Maritime Museum is not open for tours. You are permitted to walk on the light station grounds. (No phone).

Last updated: September 21, 2021

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P.O. Box 40
Munising , MI 49862


906 387-3700

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