Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is open year-round; however, the islands become much more challenging to access during the winter. It is always a good idea to check on current conditions before setting out.
The mainland area of the park, accessed from Meyers Beach is often accessible during the wintertime. During major snow events, it may be a few days before the road to Meyers Beach is plowed. Sea Caves Watch provides real time imagery, wind, and waves at the sea caves.Updated on March 23, 2020
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Sea Caves Watch provides real time imagery, wind, and waves at the mainland sea caves, as well as, wave conditions near Stockton Island and Sand Island.
Stay tuned next winter for current photos from the Mainland Sea Caves.
Winters in Northern Wisconsin can be quite frigid at times, with strong winter winds across the Lake, making it feel even colder. For the safety of our staff and visitors, the park will be closed under the following weather conditions:
During a park closure due to weather, park offices will be closed, snow removal operations may be delayed, and the Meyers Beach area will be closed, including the ice caves (if accessible at that time).
Last updated: March 23, 2020