• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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  • WI DOT Road Construction on HWY 13

    The Wisconsin DOT plans to replace three culverts on WIS 13 between Cornucopia and Red Cliff. Culverts will be replaced at these locations: Saxine Creek, Saxine Tributary, and Sand River Tributary. The construction may impact your trip to Apostle Islands. More »

  • Current Closures

    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 »

Historic Resources in Wilderness

The human history of the Apostle Islands is deep and varied. In what ways might wilderness designation affect the ability of the National Park Service to manage and preserve the historic resources in its care? The following documents discuss this vital issue:

Cultural Resources and Wilderness - A position paper prepared by the NPS National Wilderness Steering Committee (442kb pdf)

The Riddle of the Apostle Islands - An online version of an article by distinguished wilderness scholar, William Cronon (link to external site, 594kb pdf)

Did You Know?

Piping Plover

Long Island is home to the only known nesting sites in Wisconsin for the endangered Piping Plover. In 2012, five nests were successful with a total of eleven surviving chicks!