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.

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Additional event highlights included a performance by the Munising High School Concert Choir, a ceremonial coin pour, and an exchange of $10 rolls of newly minted Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarters after the ceremony.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (280 [km.sup.2]) is in the northcentral Upper Peninsula of Michigan (46[degrees]33' N, 86[degrees]20, W) along Lake Superior.
Other federally-managed natural areas include Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park and Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
We conducted the study from August to November 2005 on forested lands administered by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Alger County, central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA (46[degrees]25'-46[degrees]40' N, 86[degrees]00'-86[degrees]37' W).
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore protects the southernmost population of the plant in the Great Lakes; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has the largest areas of unfragmented habitat on Michigan's northwest coastline; and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore protects one of the only populations of the plant on Lake Superior.
The United States Mint (Mint) joined the National Park Service (NPS) today to celebrate the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.
Michigan is home to Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, River Raisin National Battlefield Park, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
The study was conducted in the north-central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on lands administered by Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Hiawatha National Forest.
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.
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is priced at $154.95.
Congress established the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to protect the cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, and forests along the Lake Superior shoreline.