Jewels of Lake Superior

Imagine that moment, being in that perfect spot as the sun rises, and everything comes into focus. A rocky shoreline suddenly reflects the world around you. Waiting for you among the water, land, forests, and history is that moment. How will the islands inspire you?

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Mainland Ice Caves: Closed

The unique beauty and temporal nature of these ice formations serves to make this event all the more memorable and desirable.

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Current Conditions

The park is open year-round; however, changing conditions can dictate what areas are accessible. Check the conditions before setting out.

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Make Your Plans

Everything you might need to know as you start planning your trip.

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Getting to the Islands

With or without a boat, everyone can still visit the islands.

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Places To Go

Learn about all the places to visit on the mainland and on the islands.

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We have the beautiful, secluded campsite you're looking for.

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Kayaking in the Apostles

Everything you need to know as you plan your kayak trip to the Apostle Islands.

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Get out and explore the islands in a sail boat or motor boat.

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Apostle Island Cruises

Apostle Islands Cruises offers a variety of nonstop sightseeing excursions and island shuttles featuring stops at several islands.

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Guided Kayaking

Not ready to experience the Big Lake by yourself? A guided trip can be a fun and safe way to see the park from a different perspective.

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Commercial Services

Find boat, sailing, & fishing charters, guided kayak trips & rentals, and water taxis.

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Ojibwe Culture

Ojibwe culture is saturated with a relationship to this place, these islands, & all of the natural world around us.

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Kids & Youth

Want to learn about the park? Need something fun to do at home? We've got activities for you!

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Visit the Park Virtually

Sit back and take a virtual trip through the Apostle Islands, all from the comfort of your own home.

Last updated: November 24, 2021

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415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield , WI 54814


715 779-3397

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