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 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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First Timer Guide

Start planning your trip for 2022.

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How to Travel to Isle Royale

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

Painting of a moose encounter on the Stoll Trail.

Artist-in-Residence Program

Application deadline is February 16, 2022.

Teen Artist sitting on rocky Lake Superior shoreline, sketching with colored pencils.

Become an Isle Royale Teen Artist

Application deadline is February 16, 2022.

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Overnight Camping & Boater Permits

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

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Ranger III Reservation Availability

Beginning January 3, 2022, make your reservations online.

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Group Camping

Groups of 7 or more people need advance reservations to camp at Isle Royale National Park.

Last updated: December 29, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton , MI 49931


906 482-0984

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