Guided Activities

Park staff offer a variety of guided activities from June to September. Check at park visitor centers or bulletin boards for specific times, topics, and locations.

Guided Lighthouse Tours:
Park staff may be available to conduct guided tours of the lighthouses at Devils, Michigan, Raspberry and Sand islands from mid-June to September. Tours will generally be available daily on request from about 9 am to 4:30 pm. Guided tours will NOT be available before 9 am or after 5 pm without prior arrangements. A daily shuttle is scheduled to go from Bayfield to Raspberry Island light (weather permitting) from mid-June to early September (see the cruise schedule). Call 715-779-3397 for information about tour availability.

  • Raspberry Island Lighthouse Tour- Park staff will be available to provide tours of the lighthouse from mid-June to September. Interpretive program fees apply. Check availability, daily 10am - 5pm.
  • Sand Island Lighthouse Tour - Volunteer lighthouse keepers may be available to provide free access to the lighthouse. Late June to Labor Day. Check availability. 9am - 11am and 1pm - 4pm.

Manitou Island Fish Camp: Park volunteers may be available for free guided tours of the historic commercial fishing camp from late July through August.

Hokenson Brothers Fishery: Beginning in mid-May construction of a new visitor center will impact operations at Little Sand Bay. Expect severely limited parking and reduced access to the Hokenson Brothers Fishery. A mobile visitor center will be in operation, Mid-June to Labor Day, as staff is available, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. On a limited basis, park staff and volunteers may be available for free guided tours of a commercial fishing museum at Little Sand Bay (mainland). Late June through August. Ask at the mobile visitor center.

Campfire Programs: Join park staff at the Presque Isle on Stockton Island from late June through Labor Day. Some programs take place in the evening around the campfire and some are aftenoon activities. They are posted daily at the Presque Isle ranger station. The free talks last about 45 minutes and cover such topics as bears, wilderness, bears, shipwrecks, and (did we mention) ...bears. Starting times vary through the season.

Last updated: September 17, 2019

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