The Disabled Traveler's Companion


Located in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this light stands on Au Sable Point on the south shore of Lake Superior, approximately 12 miles west of Grand Marais, Michigan.

Built in 1873-1874, the light tower's base diameter is 16 feet with a height of 87 feet. The lens focal plane is 107 feet above lake level.  A fog signal building was built in 1897. 

The original two-story keepers dwelling was attached to the light tower in the back. In 1909, the building was added on to the front so it would accommodate two families. One lived upstairs, one down. The head keepers residence was built in 1909. 

Parking for this is at Hurricane River Campground.  This is a 3 mile round trip if you want the exercise. The Lakeshore has partnered with the Munising-based public transportation company Altran for van transportation to the light station for people with mobility limitations on the hour for a $5 round trip fee.  This happens only 4 or so Saturdays each summer.  Please e-mail or phone the visitor center to inquire.

Au Sable Day

This occasionally annual September event includes special tours of the light station and transportation to and from the light for those with mobility challenges. Please e-mail or phone the visitor center to inquire about Au Sable Day for the current year.






The light station is not accessible but it cannot stop you from enjoying and watching with family and friends.

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