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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

May 17 - May 23

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CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19:

The Beaver Basin Wilderness includes 13 miles of stunning Lake Superior shoreline from Spray Falls on the west to Sevenmile Creek on the east. The wilderness is some 3.5 miles deep. The Beaver Basin Wilderness offers opportunities for quiet, solitude, wilderness recreation, and spiritual renewal. The wilderness zone includes 8.4 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail and 8.5 miles of connector trails as well as six backcountry campsites. We have a one week clearance every year to use power tools to clear and rehab trails, remove and replace boardwalks, and build different types of trail assets. Hand tools such as shovels, lopers, grub hoes, and other tools will also be used. Our goal is to open up and get the trails in shape for the summer hiking season. Unlike any other place on Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks offers the opportunity to explore miles of pristine beaches, hike nearly 100 miles of trails, view towering sandstone cliffs, and experience the serenity of northern woodlands.

Organizer

National Park Service

Accommodations

Car Camping Tent Sites

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 8 miles each work day

Project Rating

Difficult

Minimum Volunteer Age

16

Maximum Group Size

15

Area and Attractions

Wow, what an incredible place! Pictured Rocks offers towering multicolored sandstone cliffs, miles of sparkling beaches, dashing waterfalls, huge sand dunes, inland lakes and streams, deep green forests... and it's all OURS to explore! Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is managed by the National Park Service, and it was the first of the nation's four national lakeshores to be established (in 1966). The lakeshore includes some 15 miles of cliffs along its 42-mile length. Within the park, nearly 100 miles of trail lead to remote trout streams, hidden bogs, wild Lake Superior beaches, and a system of 14 backcountry campsites. The park is open year-round and is truly a four-season recreation destination with hiking, canoeing, kayaking, sightseeing, birding, backcountry and drive-in camping, fall color viewing, winter ice climbing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing... the list goes on! This long narrow park, which is about the size of five Manhattan Islands, also contains a great deal of human history. Historic resources include an 1874 lighthouse, early U.S. Coast Guard artifacts, logging chute area, old farmsteads, and a Civil War era iron blast furnace site.

Accommodations Description

At Little Beaver Campground, we can provide all the group gear cooking gear, potable water and vault toilets. We do have camping at our maintenance shop where there is access to showers, flush toilets, and refrigerator. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear.

Travel

Airport Pickup Provided from Sawyer International Airport. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.

Venue

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
E9758 Co. Rd. H-58, Munising, Michigan 49862 United States
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