Miner's Castle - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore -MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 46° 29.716 W 086° 33.078
16T E 534432 N 5149174
Quick Description: A 42 mile stretch of lakeshore along Lake Superior in the Upper Penisula of Michigan. Miner's Castle is on focal point of the cliffs and sand dunes.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 6:00:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMGFQ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a U.S. National Lakeshore on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, United States. It extends for 42 miles (67 km) along the shore and covers 73,236 acres (114 sq mi; 296 km2). The park offers spectacular scenery of the hilly shoreline between Munising, Michigan and Grand Marais, Michigan, with various rock formations like natural archways, waterfalls, and sand dunes.

Pictured Rocks derives its name from the 15 miles (24 km) of colorful sandstone cliffs northeast of Munising. The cliffs are up to 200 feet (60 m) above lake level. They have been naturally sculptured into shallow caves, arches, formations that resemble castle turrets, and human profiles, among others. Near Munising visitors also can view Grand Island, most of which is included in the Grand Island National Recreation Area and is preserved separately.

The U.S. Congress made Pictured Rocks the first officially-designated National Lakeshore in the United States in 1966. It is governed by the National Park Service (NPS), had 22 year-round NPS employees as of May 2006, and received 476,888 visitors in 2005.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 46° 29.567 W 086° 33.078

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

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