Unmanned Aircraft (drones)
Due to visitor safety and park resources concerns, use of unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, is prohibited within the boundaries of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. In June 2014, NPS Director Jarvis signed a policy memorandum that prohibits launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service.
The well-being of your pets and park wildlife is of the utmost importance to us. Pets must be kept on a leash that is six feet shorter, and never left unattended. Pet excrement must be immediately collected and disposed of in the nearest trash receptacle or buried in a forested area using a small hole dug in soil at least six inches deep, at least 200 feet from any trail, campsite, beach, dock, or water source. Pets are not allowed in public buildings.
People who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal and Wisconsin state law, may legally possess firearms within Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
- It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.
- Firearms are prohibited in federal facilities.
- Specific types of firearms are authorized for hunting within the National Lakeshore during designated hunting seasons and following Wisconsin state hunting regulations.
Gathering and Collecting
Reasonable quantities of fruit, berries, and nuts can be gathered for personal use only. Collecting other natural objects such as rocks, wildflowers, and driftwood or any cultural artifacts is not allowed.
The spread of invasive species is a major factor contributing to ecosystem change and instability, ultimately leading to biodiversity reduction. Please do your part in helping prevent the spread by cleaning boats and gear when moving between water bodies.