• 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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Recreation User Fees

Oak Island Washout

Erosion next to Oak Island Dock

Recreational User Fees provide National Park units with critical project funding that is used to benefit the public by improving the condition of park facilities and services, reducing the maintenance backlog, and enhancing the condition of natural and cultural resources.

By National Park Service policy, 100% of the funds collected at the Apostle Islands will stay at the Apostle Islands and be used for these kinds of projects.

Fee revenue is used to restore services that have eroded and for repairs and improvements to campsites, trails, and docks; stabilization and restoration of historic buildings; improved signs and exhibits; educational programs, guided walks, hikes, and other popular visitor activities.

After extensive public involvement in 2005-2006, new NPS recreational user fees were approved by the NPS national office and have been in effect at the Apostle Islands in 2007. Click for Fees and Reservations.




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Did You Know?

President John F. Kennedy visits the Apostle Islands

A visit to the Apostle Islands was the last official trip made by President Kennedy before he went to Dallas in 1963.