Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Photo Gallery

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The seashore stretches across 42 miles of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, with long stretches of open beachfront and austere 200-mile sandstone cliffs. Miners Castle, the rocky cliff looming on the lakeshore, is one of the best-known features of Pictured Rocks.  
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Pictured Rocks also covers over 73,000 acres of area on land.  
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Pictured Rocks is named for its colorful sandstone cliffs that reach up to 200 feet above lake level.  
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Miners Castle, one of the lakeshore's iconic rock formations, lost one of its turrets when it collapsed in 2006 and feel into the lake below.  
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The Grand Sable Dunes cover an area of five square miles atop the Grand Sable Banks, which ascend 300 feet up from Lake Superior.  
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The actual Pictured Rocks cover a 15-miles stretch along Lake Superior from Sand Point on the west to just beyond Spray Falls on the east.  
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Pictured Rocks is home to many of Michigan's waterfalls.  
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The hazards of Pictured Rocks' Au Sable Point (AKA Shipwreck Coast) prompted the establishment of Au Sable Light Station in 1874.  
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In 1966, Pictured Rocks became the first officially designated National Lakeshore by the U.S. Congress.  
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One of the lakeshore's most scenic waterfalls, Sable Falls gushes 75 feet over cliffs and sandstone formations into Lake Superior.  
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