Camping in the Apostles
Planning Your Camping Trip
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Camping in the Apostle Islands offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience a landscape that is wild, yet rich in human heritage.
On the thickly wooded islands, the shoreline clearings that appeal to modern campers are often the same spots that provided convenient stopping places for prehistoric Indians in their bark canoes and fur traders in their sturdy bateaux. Later on, many of these sites became homes and workplaces for pioneer farmers, fishermen, and lumberjacks.
As night falls upon your campsite, you will surely hear the voice of Lake Superior... sometimes a gentle murmur, sometimes a fearsome roar.
If you listen closely, though, and use your imagination, you may hear other voices as well. Perhaps they will be speaking Ojibwe, or French, or Norwegian; but whatever the language, you will begin to learn the stories they tell you.
Did You Know?
Brownstone (sandstone) was shipped from quarries in the Apostle Islands at the end of the 19th century to midwestern cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and St. Paul where it was used to build some of the cities' most distinctive landmarks.