Island Conditions as of 5/16/13
The snow is gradually leaving and the inland lakes are opening up. South facing slopes are 25% or less snow covered, while north facing slopes are starting to see more bare ground. As conditions improve standing water will be common. More »
Did You Know?
The last glacier receded from this area about 10,000 years ago. As the glaciers melted, they formed a huge lake which permanently separated Isle Royale from the mainland. Today, the coolness of the big lake (Lake Superior) creates a climate in which artic plant species grow.