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January 23, 2017
Replacement of Raspberry Island Docks to occur in 2017
The National Park Service (NPS) will replace the failing wooden crib docks at the Raspberry Island Light Station this summer. The successful bidder on the project is Marine Tech LLC., Duluth, Minnesota.

December 19, 2016
Bayfield School uses National Park Foundation Grant to Facilitate Maple Syrup Project
A grant from the National Park Foundation helped the Bayfield School recently purchase a reverse osmosis machine to enhance student efforts to collect, process, and study maple sap.

December 13, 2016
NPS Docks at Little Sand Bay Closed Due to Icy Conditions
All NPS docks found at Little Sand Bay, both within the harbor and Hokenson dock, are closed due to ice on the docks, causing slippery and unsafe conditions.

October 25, 2016
Thinning at Meyers Beach to Improve Views and Increase Safety
Selective thinning of trees and shrubs on the lakeside of the parking lot at Meyers Beach...

October 17, 2016
NPS Proposes to Replace Raspberry Island Dock
The National Park Service proposes to replace the docks at the Raspberry Island Light Station...

September 26, 2016
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Opens New Dock on Sand Island
The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce that a new dock at East Bay on Sand Island...

September 26, 2016
Portions of Oak Island Re-opened
Portions of Oak Island have been re-opened after a temporary closure due to bear activity.

September 01, 2016
Expanded Temporary Closure on Oak Island due to Bear Activity
Due to increased bear activity, the temporary closure on Oak Island...

August 14, 2016
Temporary Closure on Oak Island due to Bear Activity
A temporary closure is in place for Oak Island...

August 11, 2016
Tragic Fatality in Lake Superior off of Stockton Island
A young man tragically died on August 10th, when currents pulled him...

July 25, 2016
World Ranger Day
World Ranger Day program at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, at the Visitor Center in Bayfield, Wisconsin.

July 22, 2016
Widespread Storm Damage in Apostle Islands NL
Severe thunderstorms and associated high winds that occurred...

July 12, 2016
Eleven Kayakers Rescued from Sand Island
During severe thunderstorms that caused widespread flooding in the region Monday night...

June 30, 2016
Centennial Trivia Contest
Celebrate the birth of our nation and the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service as two teams from the gateway communities compete in a trivia contest for bragging rights and glory!

June 09, 2016
Ashland Mural Dedication
The newest mural in Ashland's Mural Walk highlights Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It will be unveiled June 30, 2016 in celebration of the National Park Service's Centennial.

June 08, 2016
Great Lakes Poetry Installation
Great Lakes poetry art installed at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and for other Great Lakes National Park sites.

May 11, 2016
Bad River collaborative art grant
Today, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service announced $1,067,500 in support of support 50 grants in 27 states, including an award of $15,000 to the Bad River Tribe for Lake Superior Watershed and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Collaborative Art Project.

April 28, 2016
Tourism benefits of Apostle Islands 2016
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 232,662 visitors to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 2015 spent $36 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 571 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $44 million.

February 25, 2016
Bayfield Library hosts Centennial presentation
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service (NPS). On Monday February 29 at 6 pm, the Bayfield Library will host a special presentation titled “The National Park Service…100 Years and Counting”. Neil Howk, Assistant Chief of Interpretation and Education at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, will explore some of the history of the NPS and explain efforts to celebrate this anniversary.

January 26, 2016
Now booking campsites online
Campers to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore can now check availability and reserve campsite online at

January 04, 2016
Recreational Fee Changes for 2016
Recreational fee changes went into effect January 1, 2016 at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore after public input. These fees help pay for a variety of visitor services.


Last updated: May 5, 2017

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