May 27, 2022

Michigan’s Pictured Rocks starts charging entrance fees

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has begun charging entrance fees for the first time in the park’s history.

The National Parks Service announced the addition of fees last year, and as of March 1, 2022, those fees are in place.

“The new fee will provide much-needed funding for park improvements,” National Lakeshore superintendent David Horne said in a statement. “We were very thankful for the support we received during the public comment period.”

The current fees include $5 per person for walk, bicycle, or boat-in (good for 7 continuous days); $10 for a seven-day motorcycle pass; $10 for a seven-day vehicle pass; $20 for a Pictured Rocks annual pass (good for 12 months); and $20 for a vehicle pass that covers entrance fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle. Children ages 15 or under are admitted free.

The fee will be phased in over three years. Prices will rise again in 2023 and 2024.