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?

Icicles hang off of the lip of a frozen sand ledge.

Current Conditions and COVID-19

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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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.

The 50th anniversary logo, featuring: Lake Superior, lighthouse, flowers, islands, eagle, and water.

It's Our Birthday!

In 2020, we're recognizing 50 years designated as a national lakeshore. Join us in this special place on Lake Superior.

A number of sailboats are anchored out in the lake, just off of a sandy beach.

Make Your Plans

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

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Kayaking in the Apostles

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

Two kayakers paddle in front of large sandstone cliffs with water carved caves visible.

Guided Kayaking

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

A large catamaran tour boat travels around an overhanging sandstone cliff at sunset.

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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Charters and Water Taxis

There are lots of ways to explore the park, including sailing and fishing charters or a water taxi to drop you off on an island.

A tent is set up in a small clearing among tall trees.

Camping in the Apostles

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

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Fees and Reservations

While there is no entrance fee, there are some parking, docking, camping costs to be aware of.

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Find out where you are going and how to get there.

Last updated: August 4, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814


(715) 779-3397

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