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 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.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Isle Royale

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has delayed park until further notice. Find out other park changes here.

Ranger III ferry docked at the Rock Harbor Visitor Center with a rainbow in the sky.

Ranger III Reservations and COVID-19

All Ranger III Passenger Service is cancelled for 2020. All cancellations will be given full refunds.

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Isle Royale Seaplanes Plans to Operate

If the park opens and if social distancing and state restrictions allow, Isle Royale Seaplanes plans to operate for the 2020 season.

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Isle Royale National Park is closed until further notice. Find out what this means for boating.

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Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association

IRKPA is a member-supported, nonprofit cooperating association that supports Isle Royale in many ways. Photo Courtesy Alison Pontynen.

Rugged Isle Royale coastline with blue water, shallow reefs, forest, and rocks.

Park Entrance Fees

Learn how COVID-19 is affecting entrance fees.

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Read The Greenstone 2020 Park Newspaper

Your one-stop trip planning guide.

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Camping & Backpacking

What you need to know for overnight camping on Isle Royale.

Last updated: May 21, 2020

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Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


(906) 482-0984

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