• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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    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 »

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    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?

Hunters on Sand Island

Hunting, fishing, and trapping are permitted in the national lakeshore in accordance with the appropriate Wisconsin laws.