Castle Rock on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Castle Rock on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Castle Rock MI

Castle Rock is a roadside attraction that probably saw its heydey in the 1950s and 1960s. However, it’s still a nice spot to get a view of the Great Lakes and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. On a clear day, they say, you can see up to 20 miles away.

Castle Rock MI View 1

The rock is a nearly 200 foot high stack of limestone that juts out of the ground like a castle’s turret. Local legend says that it was Pontiac’s Lookout, referring to the Native American chief who had a war (and a car maker) named after him.

Also at castle rock are a giant Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. I’m not really sure why, but there they are.


My favorite thing about this attraction will always be the views.

Castle Rock MI View 2.jpg

Castle Rock is located at N2690 Castle Rock Rd, 3 miles north of St. Ignace on Business Loop I-75 or I-75 Exit 348.  Telephone 906-643-8268. The attraction is open daily from early May to mid-October. The rock is not handicap-accessible. Pets on a leash are welcome.

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