RANGER III Fares and Reservations
National Park Service
The 2014 season marks 56 years of service of the Ranger III. The Ranger is the largest piece of moving equipment owned and operated by the National Park Service and the largest ferry servicing to Isle Royale National Park. The Ranger is 165 feet long, 34 feet wide, 648 ton vessel that carries 128 passengers. The ship with its crew of nine, offers interpretive and educational programs, a luncheon grill, three staterooms, four comfortable lounges, two decks and indoor/outdoor seating for passenger comfort. The Ranger offers transportation for private boats up to 20'0" in length. The ship operates out of Houghton, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Parking is free and located in secure fenced-in lots. To read instructions on making a reservation, click here. To complete the reservation form, click here.
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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.