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July 18, 2017
Cat Island Re-opened to Visitor Use
Cat Island has been re-opened to visitor use, following a closure due to bear activity. Monitoring did not find recent bear sign, allowing the park to re-open the campsite and island.

July 07, 2017
Cat Island Bear Activity Closure
Cat Island is temporarily closed to all camping and day use due to a bear exhibiting behavior indicating it's not afraid of humans.

June 23, 2017
Closure at the Historic Manitou Island Fish Camp - Tuesday-Friday June 23rd through July 28th
Closure at the historic Manitou Island Fish Camp during repairs and maintenance.

May 10, 2017
Trail Closures Lifted on Four Islands
The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce that the temporary trail closures in place on Oak, Michigan, Stockton and Manitou Islands have been lifted.

May 03, 2017
Tourism to Apostle Islands NL creates over 35 million dollars in economic benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 183,797 visitors to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 2016 spent $29,270,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 456 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $35,700,000.

May 01, 2017
Tourism to Apostle Islands NL creates $35.7 million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 183,797 visitors to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 2016 spent $29,270,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 456 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $35,700,000.

February 22, 2017
A New Job for the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light
One hundred and one years after casting its first glow across Chequamegon Bay, the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, the newest addition to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, has a new assignment. In addition to continuing to serve as an aid to navigation, it will now serve as a weather and water quality sentinel, providing real-time data on environmental conditions, thanks to support from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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.

Last updated: November 16, 2016

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