Land Use Partners

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.

The Michigan Ice Fest Guides operate under special use permit with Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.


Hiawatha National Forest (Grand Island)

Located in Michigan’s wild and scenic Upper Peninsula, the Hiawatha National Forest’s dramatic shorelines lie nestled up to Lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan — three of the five great lakes. Our lakeshores, lighthouses, islands and abundant snow create a place of respite and play within a day’s drive of urban and rural areas of Michigan, Wisconsin, other nearby states and international locations.

The Michigan Ice Fest Guides operate under special use permit with the Hiawatha National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



MIF has secured permits for operating within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

MIF has operating under special use permit with the Hiawatha National Forest for climbing on Grand Island.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

Land Use Acknowledgement

The Michigan Ice Fest recognizes the tribal nations of this territory — the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Bay Mills Indian Community, the Hannahville Indian Community and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

We acknowledge that we stand upon the ancestral homelands of the Anishinaabek.