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 »
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 »
Final Wilderness Study
Record of Decision Signed by NPS Midwest Regional Director
May 5, 2004
The Regional Director of the National Park Service Midwest Region, Ernest Quintana, has signed the Record of Decision for the Final Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. With this Record of Decision, the National Park Service is proposing that roughly 33,500 acres of the park's 42,160 acre land base be designated as wilderness by the United States Congress. None of the waters of Lake Superior are proposed as wilderness, so access to the islands will not change. Until Congress makes its determination, the lands proposed as wilderness will be managed to preserve their wilderness character, as required by NPS policy.
Download the Record of Decision (166kb pdf)
Did You Know?
A visit to the Apostle Islands was the last official trip made by President Kennedy before he went to Dallas in 1963.