• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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Designated Camping Zones

Camping is available outside of individual or group campsites on all islands except Devils, Eagle, Gull, Long, and York. Camping zones have been established on the rest of the islands for visitors seeking a remote backcountry experience. Camping zone maps are available at the headquarters visitor center. A fee of $10/party/night will be charged. Only one camping party will be allowed per zone per night. Parties camping in designated camping zones are limited to a maximum of five campers and two tents. They should use backpacking stoves for cooking and practice "Leave No Trace" camping techniques.

The following areas are CLOSED to camping:

  • Areas excluded from designated camping zones and closed to camping to protect sensitive natural and cultural resources.
  • Areas posted as closed to protect bird nesting areas and threatened or endangered species.
  • In view of any designated trail.
  • Within 1/4 mile of any building, historic structure, individual or group campsite.
  • Within 100 feet of a flowing stream.
  • Private land or leaseholdings.
  • All of Eagle and Gull Islands.

Did You Know?

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Lake Superior showed a 79% decrease in ice cover from 1973 to 2010 based on analysis of historical satellite images from that period. - (Wang et. al., 15 Feb., 2012, Journal of Climate)