1972 : Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Officially Dedicated

October 6, 2021 all-day

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Authorized by Congress in 1966 as the nation’s first national lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore today encompassed over 73,000 acres of multicolored sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, wildlife and the forest of the Lake Superior shoreline. Stretching from Munising to Grand Marais, the park is a four season destination attracting everyone from hikers to campers, hunters, and casual visitors. The park is managed by the National Park Service and welcomes over four hundred thousand visitors each year.

Michigan Historical Calendar courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

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