Operating Hours & Seasons

The mainland portion and the islands of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are open to visitors year round. From time to time closures or advisories will close or limit access to certain locations. Check here for current conditions, closures and advisories.

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Headquarters
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Headquarters

NPS Photo / Damon Panek

Bayfield Visitor Center
Visitor Centers in Bayfield, Little Sand Bay, and Stockton Island are closed to the public, however park rangers will be available by phone, (715) 779-3398, and email, and some brochures will be available:

2020 Dates and Hours

Dates Days of the Week Hours
May 26 - September 25 Everyday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
September 26 - Mid - May 2021 Closed for the season Closed


Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Headquarters business offices are closed to the public. Staff available by email/phone Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm.

Closed Columbus Day (Indigenous People Day), Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, and President's Day.

Phone:
715-779-3397

TTY/ASCII: 800-877-8339 FedRelay allows the general public to conduct business with the federal government and its agencies. Calls are relayed using specially trained Communications Assistants.


Location:
Located in the old Bayfield County Courthouse on Washington Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets, Bayfield.

Closures:
The visitor center is closed on federal holidays, except Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

This property of the U.S. Department of the Interior is under limited operations due to COVID-19. Some facilities may not be available and staffing may be limited. Visitors should adjust their expectations accordingly and should practice social distancing, personal hygiene, and other behaviors to avoid infection in public areas. Visitors should not rely upon site staff to ensure their protection from contagious disease.

Exhibits:
A good place to begin your National Lakeshore visit, whether by car, afoot, or by private boat, is at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Visitor Center in Bayfield. Apostle Islands brownstone was used to construct this stately building, as well as many other elegant public buildings and residences throughout the Upper Midwest. At the visitor center you can view audiovisual programs and study exhibits about the park's history, natural history, and recreation opportunities.

Available Facilities:
Rest rooms, information desk, exhibits, camping permits.

 
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Little Sand Bay Visitor Center
Little Sand Bay Visitor Center

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Little Sand Bay Visitor Center
Open: with brochures & passport stamp available at main entrance.

Dates Days of Week Hours
June 20 - September 7 Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm


Phone:

715-779-3459

Location:
Located on Little Sand Bay Road, 13 miles north of Bayfield, WI.

Exhibits:
Twilight fishing boat and outdoor waysides. Virtual tour coming soon.

Available Facilities:
Rest rooms, marina.

 
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Devils, Michigan, and Sand Island Lighthouses
Location:
On islands; accessible by boat only.

Special Programs:
All historic interiors are closed at Raspberry Light, Michigan Light, Devils Light, Sand Light, and Manitou Fish Camp. The grounds of these spaces remain open to the public.

 
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Stockton Island Visitor Center
Location:
Presque Isle, Stockton Island.

Available Facilities:
This property of the U.S. Department of the Interior is under limited operations due to COVID-19. Some facilities may not be available and staffing may be limited. Visitors should adjust their expectations accordingly and should practice social distancing, personal hygiene, and other behaviors to avoid infection in public areas.

 
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Raspberry Island Lighthouse
Location:
Raspberry Island, accessible by boat only

Special Programs:
All historic interiors are closed at Raspberry Light, Michigan Light, Devils Light, Sand Light, and Manitou Fish Camp. The grounds of these spaces remain open to the public.

Park Ranger available for tours of the grounds Tuesday - Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM.

Virtual tour coming soon.

 
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Last updated: July 6, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814

Phone:

(715) 779-3397

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