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    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;trails that are accessible to visitors of all abilities;a day-use area;and improved docking on Sand Island. The Accessibility Transition Plan recommends replacing the dock;creating an accessible route from the dock to the light station;and modifying one group site and one individual site to provide features of accessibility.

Public is input is being sought on the Draft Sand Island Campsite and Day-use Plan/Environmental Assessment. (1,805 kb pdf)

Comment period:
September 16, 2014 through October 17, 2014
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.

Public meeting: October 6, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Park Headquarter, 415 Washington Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814

News Release: September 16, 2014: Public Input Sought on Draft Sand Island Campsite and Day-use Plan and Environmental Assessment

Did You Know?

Former Senator and Governor Gaylord Nelson

Apostle Islands NL has one of the newest federally designated wilderness area in the NPS (Gaylord Nelson Wilderness, 12/4/04).