Your Invitation to a Superior Wilderness

Explore a rugged, isolated island, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and scuba divers. Here, amid stunning scenic beauty, you'll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime.

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First Timer's Guide

Start planning your trip for 2022.

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How to Travel to Isle Royale

Multiple ferries and a seaplane service transport visitors to the park.

People sit on a dock as the sun sets over water in front of them.

Where to Stay

Find your home in the island wilderness.

Multiple sailboats are docked around a large, wooden dock.

Things to Do

Explore all the land and water activities the park offers.

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Overnight Camping & Boater Permits

Learn what type of permit you may need based on the trip activities you have planned.

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Ranger III Reservations Begin January 3

Beginning January 3, 2022, make your reservations online.

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Group Camping

Groups of 7 or more people need advance reservations to camp at Isle Royale National Park.

Last updated: October 29, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton , MI 49931


906 482-0984

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