Current Closures

Map image of closed trails in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, from windstorm damage. Updated December 2016.
Windstorm damage to the Apostle Islands, with trail closures.


Storm Damage Closures as of December 20, 2016:
Severe thunderstorms and associated high winds that occurred during the early hours on Thursday, July 21, 2016 caused widespread storm damage on the islands. Park staff have cleared all trails outside of the Gaylord-Nelson Wilderness boundaries. All campsites have been re-opened. Some trails remain closed.

Current closures include:

  • Manitou Island: Trail from the fish camp to Site 1.
  • Stockton Island: Trout Point Trail, from Trout Point campsite (21) to intersection with Quarry Bay Trail. Quarry Bay Trail from the intersection of the Trout Point Trail to Quarry Bay campsites. (This is all trails in the Gaylord-Nelson Wilderness area on Stockton Island.)
  • Oak Island: Loop Trail, from Site 1 to the intersection of the Overlook trail.
  • Michigan Island: Trail from the campsite (site 1) to the non-wilderness boundary around the light station. Trails around the light station are open.

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