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?
Isle Royale was designated as a Biosphere Reserve on February 17, 1981. It is part of a program designed to protect examples of the different ecosystems of the world and to encourage research. It was chosen for its unspoiled nature and represents the northern lake forest biome.