Mainland Sea Caves - Winter Conditions
Follow this link for information on winter conditions at the mainland sea caves: what to wear, what to bring, how to get there, and things you should know. More »
There are current closures of areas within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Click for more information and see if these closures will affect your trip. More »
Climate Change - Links and Resources
National Park Service Climate Change Links
Climate Friendly Parks - Apostle Islands
National Park Service Great Lakes Climate Change Resources
Climate Change Podcast (12.3mb mp3 file)
Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes (2.1mb pdf)
Impacts of Midwest Warming on the Great Lakes National Parks (Brochure, 2007)
Understanding the Science of Climate Change - Impacts to the Great Lakes (Summary of scientific knowledge, 2010 - 3mb)
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Climate Friendly Action Plan
Other Links and Resources
National Parks in Peril
Human disruption of the climate is the greatest threat ever to America's national parks. This report details the particular threats that a changed climate poses to our Great Lakes national parks-those within the lakes or on their shores.
Climate change hits mightiest of the Great Lakes
Do Your Part for Climate Friendly Parks!Learn what you can do to help reduce climate change impacts on America’s national parks through this interactive online program. Do Your Part will help you understand and reduce carbon emissions and other global-warming gases.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has been certified as a Travel Green business since 2006. Travel Green Wisconsin is a voluntary, affordable program that reviews, certifies and recognizes tourism businesses that have made a commitment to continuously improve their operations in order to reduce their environmental and social impact.
Did You Know?
There are actually 22 Apostle Islands (not 12, as might be implied by the name "Apostle"). All but one are included in the national lakeshore.