Mainland Sea Caves - Winter Conditions
Follow this link for information on winter conditions at the mainland sea caves: what to wear, what to bring, how to get there, and things you should know. More »
There are current closures of areas within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Click for more information and see if these closures will affect your trip. More »
Become a Volunteer-in-Parks
A wide variety of volunteer service opportunities are available at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore:
Volunteer positions are an excellent way to assist the National Park Service achieve its goal of protecting the Apostle Islands and their visitors, and making this priceless resource available for public enjoyment. Volunteers can learn new skills and gain experiences available nowhere else.
Shared housing is provided for island-based volunteers, and may be available for some mainland positions.
If you'd like to know more about the volunteer program at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, follow these links:
Apply for Volunteers in Parks positions and for other government volunteer opportunties on-line at:
Many people have found the Volunteer-In-Parks program very rewarding. You can download an application here:
Once you have completed the application, email it to APIS_Volunteer_Coordinator@nps.gov or mail it to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Attn: VIP Coordinator, 415 Washington Avenue, Bayfield, WI 54814. If you have questions, please call us at 715-779-3397.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Did You Know?
Snowmobiles may be operated for authorized purposes (i.e. ice fishing, hunting, trapping, and winter camping) on the frozen surface of Lake Superior that surrounds every island from the shoreline out to the authorized boundary (one quarter mile offshore).