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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RANGER III Reservations

Reservations for 2024 will be taken starting January 2, 2024. Requests submitted prior to January 2 will not be processed.

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Artist-in-Residence Program

Applications may be submitted January 2 - February 16 for the summer 2024 program.

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Become an Isle Royale Teen Artist

Applications may be submitted January 2 - February 16 for the summer 2024 program.

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Where to Stay

Find your home in the island wilderness.

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Entrance Fees and Passes

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

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Overnight Camping & Backpacking Permits

Small-party permits are for those camping overnight in the park with 6 or fewer people (excluding boaters, see below)

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First Timer Guide

Start planning your trip.

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Read The Greenstone Park Newspaper

Your one-stop trip planning guide.

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Stay Wild Video Library

Videos from Isle Royale Stay Wild, a trip planning series describing best practices for your visit to the island.

Last updated: December 26, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


906 482-0984

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