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

Find out Coronavirus (COVID-19) changes here. The island is reopening June 26, 2020 though most transportation providers are not operating.

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Welcome to Isle Royale during COVID-19

How to have a safe and enjoyable visit this season.

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Isle Royale Seaplanes is Operating

Isle Royale Seaplanes is operating for the 2020 season.

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Drinking Water Safety

Boiling, or filtering AND chemical treatment, are now recommended at Isle Royale. Read best practices for purifying water here.

Aerial view of Washington and Barnum Islands, Isle Royale.

Isle Royale Virtual Tour App

Thanks to the Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association for putting together this app virtual tour while park access is limited.

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

Park Entrance Fees

Please pay your park entrance fees in advance. For 2020, only credit payment will be accepted on-island.

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Read The Greenstone 2020 Park Newspaper

Your one-stop trip planning guide.

Tent on the shores of Chickenbone Lake

Camping & Backpacking

What you need to know for Summer 2020 COVID-19 changes for overnight camping on Isle Royale.

Last updated: July 2, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


(906) 482-0984

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