Boater Camping Request
Isle Royale National Park requires a backcountry/camping permit for all boaters who stay overnight in the campgrounds, at dock, or at anchor. Boaters who are not entering Isle Royale National Park through Houghton, Rock Harbor, or Windigo have the option of requesting a permit prior to their arrival in the park.
Permits, Fees, & Passes
Please follow the instructions for submitting a boater camping request. The most current park newspaper and the anchorage zone map are resources that can help plan your trip. Use the boater camping request form for requests.
There is a $4 per person, per calendar day user fee for all park visitors, except for children 11 and under. User fees can be paid in advance at pay.gov. Visit the Fees & Passes page for instructions on paying through pay.gov. Reference the boater camping request instructions for additional payment options.
Visit the boating page for additional information concerning rules, regulations, etc. for boaters in the park.