The mainland area of the park is often accessible during the wintertime. During major snow events, it may be a few days before the road to Meyers Beach or Little Sand Bay are plowed. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is open year-round however the islands become much more challenging to access during the shoulder seasons and winter. Winter weather can be quite cold and extreme. It is always a good idea to check on current conditions before setting out.
Updated on April 3, 2023
Storm Damage Closures and Warnings
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:
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: April 3, 2023