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 »
Our Future Vision
Our Integrated Environmental Plan (IEP) will guide Apostle Islands National Lakeshore towards more sustainable operations. Through behavioral, policy, and technological changes we are confident a greener future can be achieved and the park can be preserved and enjoyed for generations to come. Our commitment to sustainability means a commitment to strive for maximum sensitivity and protection for the parks (and the planet's) natural and cultural resources, doing so in a way that is economically sensible and considers the short and the long term impacts of our decisions. It also means valuing our role and contribution to the wider community of which the park and its staff and visitors are members of. Our bold vision calls for:
Significant changes have been made to our operations and to employee/public outreach efforts as we continue to work towards shifting people's thinking, values and actions into a long term core theme of environmental and sustainable responsibility. We are proud of the progress we have made and intend to continue along these lines with increased future efforts. Please "Do Your Part" http://www.doyourpartparks.org/ by joining with Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, or any other participating park site of your choice, to help show that significant progress can be made on our combined sustainability efforts. Thank you.
Did You Know?
Black bear populations on the islands have their ups and downs. Between 2002 and 2010 the bear population on Stockton Island fell from 26 to 13. More bears were found on Oak Island (18) than on Stockton, and the numbers on Sand Island almost doubled from 6 to 10 individuals during that time.