• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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    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 »

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Day Trip Information

If you have an entire day:

Enjoy a cruise to an island to explore a historic lighthouse, hike a forested trail, or wiggle your toes in the sand of a pristine beach.

The Apostle Islands Cruise Service offers shuttles to some islands, where you may visit a lighthouse, hike, picnic, bird-watch, or beach-comb during the layover on an island. For this year's schedule of shuttles, visit their website at apostleislands.com.

Recreational boating is very popular in the Apostle Islands. Captained day charters are available for visitors seeking to experience sailing in the Apostles. Outfitters in Bayfield also rent sea kayaks and guide day trips to the sea caves along the mainland portion of the national lakeshore. Lists of charter services and outfitters is available as a pdf file.

Did You Know?

Workers at quarry

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.