Island Conditions as of 5/20/13
Small patches of snow remain on the south-facing slopes. Expect snow on north-facing slopes and places where the sun will not reach (valleys, ravines, and deep woods). Conditions are changing, but as the snow disappears, standing water will be common. More »
Isle Royale National Park requires a backcountry/camping permit from all who stay overnight in the campgrounds, at dock, or who anchor out. The permits are used to – monitor campground use, deliver emergency messages to hiking parties, find lost campers, and serves as a tool to measure backcountry use.
Did You Know?
The Greenstone Ridge, which forms the backbone of Isle Royale, is thought by many geologist to be a portion of the largest lava flow on earth.