• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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For Kids

Flat Stanley hangin' out at Little Sand Bay

Flat Stanley hangin' out at Little Sand Bay

There are a lot of exciting things to do and places to explore at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore! You can visit a lighthouse and see how kids spent their summers on an island. You could hang out on a beautiful sandy beach, or paddle a kayak into sandstone caves. Later on you could camp under the stars while black bears smell your footprints on the beach... Remember to always keep safety in mind, have fun, and tell your friends and family about the coolest time you had at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore!

Ranger signing up some new Junior Rangers

Ranger signing up some new Junior Rangers

Be A Junior Ranger

Click below for the newest, coolest, most exciting version of the Apostle Islands Junior Ranger Activity Booklet!

2012 APIS Junior Ranger Activity Booklet

Northland students leading a carrying capacity game

Northland students lead a carrying capacity game

Apostle Islands School

Apostle Islands School is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, and Northland College. Click to go to the Northland College website for the Apostle Islands School and see what other kids do while at the Islands.

Raspberry Island Lighthouse

Raspberry Island Lighthouse

Lighthouse Curriculum

Tell your teachers that you want to learn about the Lighthouses found on the Apostle Islands. Click on the text below to download the different parts of the Lighthouse Curriculum.

Lighthouse Curriculum Part A (826kb pdf)
Lighthouse Curriculum Part B (195kb pdf)
Lighthouse Curriculum Part C (273kb pdf)
Lighthouse Curriculum Part D (40kb pdf)
Lighthouse Curriculum Appendix (436 kb pdf)

Did You Know?

Workers at quarry

Brownstone (sandstone) was shipped from quarries in the Apostle Islands at the end of the 19th century to midwestern cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and St. Paul where it was used to build some of the cities' most distinctive landmarks.