Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Address:PO Box 40
N8391 Sandpoint Rd
Munising, MI 49862

Phone:906-387-2607
Fax:906-387-4025
Web: www.nps.gov/piro/
Size: 73,236 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 15, 1966; established on October 5, 1972.
Location: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.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), boat ramp, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing.
Special Features: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 6 miles and hugs the Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles.

See other parks in Michigan.
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Funding for this study was provided by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the National Park Service's Natural Resource Protection and Preservation program.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is expected to release a draft general management plan that will address the use of personal watercraft (PWCs) at the park.
Leaf peepers can enjoy the views on a time-tested self-driving auto tour, take in the autumn splendor from a bicycle at one of the five linear state parks, and enjoy spectacular color combinations during a hike along Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Some of those parks include: Cumberland Island, Cape Cod, and Padre Island national seashores, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Big Thicket National Preserve.