Your Invitation to a Superior Wilderness Experience

Explore a rugged, isolated island, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers unparalleled solitude and 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.

Bow of Ranger III with name visible on side, moored in winter snow

Ranger IV Student Design Contest

The NPS invites students to help develop a concept design for a new ship to service Isle Royale National Park.

The Ranger III ferry is docked at Rock Harbor with a rainbow in the overcast sky.

Ranger III 2018 Proposed Fares

The park is accepting comments for proposed changes to the Ranger III ferry fares to and from Isle Royale. Comment deadline is December 8.

Painting of a moose encounter on the Stoll Trail.

Artist-in-Residence Program

Let the island inspire your artwork. Learn how you can become an Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence. There is a new submission format for 2018.

Multiple photos of wildlife, plants, and people on Isle Royale with the words

Read the 2017 Greenstone Park Newspaper

The Greenstone newspaper is the one-stop trip planning guide for visiting Isle Royale.

Boardwalk Trail Through Ferns

Your Fees at Work

What park improvement projects have your fees funded? Check out a project list by year.

Last updated: November 8, 2017

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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


(906) 482-0984

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