Your Invitation to a Superior Wilderness

Explore a rugged, isolated island far from our connected communities. Isle Royale offers adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, paddlers, and divers. Cross Lake Superior and make a commitment: Become a part of this island, and let it become a part of you. Find peace and refuge in island wilderness – because Isle Royale, in turn, finds refuge in us. Help Isle Royale stay wild.

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First Timer Guide

Start planning your trip for 2023.

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How to Travel to Isle Royale

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

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Where to Stay

Find your home in the island wilderness.

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Current Conditions

Important park alerts, updates, and weather information for your upcoming visit.

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Pay Fees Before You Go

Isle Royale is going cashless. Only credit & debit cards will be accepted on-island. Pay entrance fees prior to island departure.

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Fees and Passes

Will Your Interagency Annual or Senior Pass cover entrance fees? Yes. Find out more details here.

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Trip Ideas

Gather ideas for your next island adventure. Discover day trips and backcountry excursions.

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Read The Greenstone 2022 Park Newspaper

Your one-stop trip planning guide.

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Overnight Camping & Boater Permits

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

Last updated: September 10, 2022

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Contact Info

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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton , MI 49931


906 482-0984

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