Current Conditions



Seasonal Conditions

Sea Caves Watch provides real time imagery, wind, and waves at the Mainland sea caves. When traveling on Lake Superior, conditions can change rapidly. Be prepared and check the weather and marine forecast regularly. It is always a good idea to check on current conditions before setting out.

This site is updated regularly to reflect the latest conditions, as is Facebook. If needed, contact the park headquarters directly at (715) 779-3398 x2, during normal business hours.


Updated on October 24, 2023

  • Current status of Meyers Beach Road: OPEN

    • Parking fees will be collected with the app Scan&Pay feature. Download the app before visiting to pay fees when out of cell service. Cash fee envelopes may not be available.

  • Current status of the Lakeshore Trail at Meyers Beach: OPEN

  • Current status of Meyers Beach and Little Sand Bay Beach: OPEN


Current Closures

Seasonal Closures

  • Visitor Centers - park rangers are always available by phone, (715) 779-3398, and email.

    • Bayfield Visitor Center - Closed

    • Little Sand Bay Visitor Center - Closed

    • Stockton Island Visitor Center - Closed

    • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland - Open Mon-Sat, 9 am - 5 pm.

Storm Damage Closures and Warnings

  • Devils Island:

    • Dock & Campsite - CLOSED

  • Sand Island:

    • West Bay Club - CLOSED


Information related to COVID-19

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore encourages everyone to follow CDC guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can help keep park staff, visitors, and the community safe and healthy and maintain access for everyone.

When the CDC's COVID-19 Community Level is LOW or MEDIUM in Bayfield and Ashland Counties, individuals are not required to wear masks within federal buildings, including visitor centers.


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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:

  • Wind Chill of -40oF

  • Air Temperature of -25oF

  • Combination of -35oF wind chill & -20oF air temperature

  • Extreme snow conditions resulting in delayed removal of snow will close areas until snow can be removed (Meyer’s Beach & Little Sand Bay).

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: October 24, 2023

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 770
Bayfield, WI 54814


715 779-3397

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