• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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Sand Island Campsite, Trail, and Day-Use Plan/Environmental Assessment

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is developing a plan/environmental assessment (EA) for Sand Island that will help implement a portion of the park’s General Management Plan (GMP) and Accessibility Transition Plan. The GMP calls for increased camping opportunities; ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible trails; a day-use area; and improved docking on Sand Island. The Accessibility Transition Plan recommends replacing the dock; creating an Accessible route to the island from the dock; creating an accessible route from the public dock to the light station; and modifying one group site and one individual site to provide features of Accessibility.

Public Scoping
Public Open House:
December 12, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Park Headquarters, 415 Washington Ave., Bayfield, Wisconsin

Comment period:
November 25, 2013 through December 23, 2013 Comments can be made online: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/APISSandIsland. Click on “Open for Comment”; Sand Island document; and the “Comment on Document” button. Comments can also be mailed to: Chief, Planning and Resource Management, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, 415 Washington Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814.

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Did You Know?


Lake Superior showed a 79% decrease in ice cover from 1973 to 2010 based on analysis of historical satellite images from that period. - (Wang et. al., 15 Feb., 2012, Journal of Climate)