Plan Your Visit
Though Apostle Islands National Lakeshore features several points of interest located on the mainland, most people consider the islands themselves to be the most rewarding destination. More...
The mainland portion and the islands of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are open to visitors year round. From time to time closures or advisories will close or limit access to certain locations. Check here for current closures and advisories. More...
Gateway to the Apostle Islands
Bayfield, Wisconsin, the park’s gateway community, has been called the “Best Little Town in the Midwest.” The park is a proud member of the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau, which offers useful information if you will be visiting the area. The Bayfield Peninsula is home of Wisconsin's Lake Superior Scenic Byway, featuring scenic views of forests, pristine sandy beaches, and the sparkling blue waters of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.