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 »
Isle Royale National Park is located in the northwest corner of Lake Superior. This Wilderness Island contains a road-less backcountry which prohibits the use of all wheeled vehicles and devices (except wheelchairs). Visitors traveling to this Island paradise must arrive by boat or seaplane. The transportation services depart from Houghton, Michigan, Copper Harbor, Michigan and Grand Portage, Minnesota. Vehicular parking is available at all departure locations. The transportation services are found to the right, in the highlight section. The following directions will guide you to the different departure points.
Michigan Departure Points
Did You Know?
Based on wilderness land area, Isle Royale’s Wilderness is the most densely used of all of the National Parks.