July 17, 2021

Sand Point Beach Station

Sand Point Beach Station

Since 2021

In Michigan, US


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About this site

The whole of Sand Point is made up of sand deposited by the currents of Lake Superior as the water moves through Munising Bay. Over hundreds of years, the sand deposits were colonized by different vegetation such as beach grasses, pine trees, and blueberry bushes. The shoreline continues to change today as new sand accumulates in places and existing beach erodes away. The process doesn’t stop in winter as Lake ice pushes and carves the frozen shoreline. The photos collected from this station show how the sand bars and beaches of the area shift over time, as well as how the levels of Lake Superior fluctuate from year to year.

About Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore hugs the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It's known for the dramatic multicolored Pictured Rocks cliffs. Unusual sandstone formations like Miners Castle and Chapel Rock define the park’s headlands.


Coordinates: 46.45154, -86.60806

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