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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Backcountry Sites

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks camping offers opportunities for solitude, inspiration, physical challenge, and renewal. There are nearly 100 miles of trails in the park that can take you to some beautiful places. The formally named "Lakeshore Trail", now referred to as the portion of the North Country National…

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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed
  • Group


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  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Fires


17 Reviews of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Backcountry Sites

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Krissy M.
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2022

Backpacking Pictured Rocks was amazing!

The views were breathtaking! The sites were very nice with so much space. We stayed at potato patch ( which had so many mosquitoes!) Chapel site with beach access and cliffs site which had a pretty far hike to get to it. Put this on your bucket list for sure!

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SitePotato Patch site 1 | Chapel site 6 | Cliffs site 1
Month of VisitAugust
Rachael D.
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2020

Remote and wonderful.

Traveling in the winter by snowshoes requires more planning and skill. We brought a sled and embraced the weather. Did see a few large bear prints on the way to the bear canister. Seeing picture rocks in the winter is well worth the adventure and exhaustion to get there. The weather dumped lots of…

SiteBackcountry site
Month of VisitMarch
Ashleigh M.
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2019

One of a kind experience

Hiking the Pictured Rocks is a once in a lifetime experience. Get away from the crowds and see the beauty of this place! When we were there, we had most of the campgrounds to ourselves! It really is a breathtaking experience and overall, not that hard of a hike!

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Backcountry Sites is located in Michigan


46.5614384 N
86.3235004 W

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