Fees & Reservations

To make camping reservations go to http://www.recreation.gov/ or for more information please call (715) 779-3397, select option 2.

Enhanced Amenity Fees - Recreation User Fees
NPS recreational user fees were implemented at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 2007. After extensive public involvement, these fees were approved by the NPS national office. A revised fee schedule (printed below) is in effect as of January 1, 2016.

For additional information on recreation user fees click here.

For information on annual recreational passes click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individual site or primitive camping zone, per night
Group site, per night
Camping reservation fee (per trip) $10

Overnight docking, boats less than 40 feet $15
Overnight docking, boats 40 feet and greater $30

Interpretive Programs
Regularly scheduled on or off-site, per child (up to age 16) $3
Regularly scheduled on or off-site, per adult $5
Regularly scheduled on or off-site, per family $10

Vehicle length includes length of a trailer
Meyers Beach day use, vehicle length less than 20 feet (including trailer)
Meyers beach day use, vehicle length 20 feet or greater
Meyers Beach annual parking pass, vehicle length less than 20 feet
Meyers Beach annual parking pass, vehicle length greater than 20 feet
Bayfield HQ overnight
Bayfield HQ special event
Little Sand Bay Free
Special Recreation Permit
Ice Cave Event Fee (child) Free
Ice Cave Event Fee (over age 16) $5
Ice Cave Event Fee season pass (over age 16)


Other Information
• The America the Beautiful Interagency Senior Pass or Interagency Access Pass (previously called the Golden Age and Golden Access Passports) provide a 50% discount on federal recreational user fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, docking, parking, and tours.
• Discounts will not be offered on the purchase of season passes.
• Only the pass signee is entitled to the 50% price reduction.
• Annual Meyers Beach parking passes will not be available to organizations under Commercial Use Authorizations or Special Use Permits.
• FLREA Section 11(b) permits NPS to waive or discount fees in exchange for significant volunteer services.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814


(715) 779-3397

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