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.

A park ranger stands ready to greet visitors at the Windigo dock, donning facemask

Welcome to Isle Royale!

Isle Royale is open for summer 2021. Check here for how COVID-19 is still affecting your visit.

Multiple sailboats are docked around a large, wooden dock.

Things to Do

Explore all the land and water activities the park offers.

People sit on a dock as the sun sets over water in front of them.

Where to Stay

Find your home in the island wilderness.

A large blue and cream colored motor vessel at dock.

How to Travel to Isle Royale

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

Collage of kayaker, thimbleberry, moose, hikers, and scenic overlook with words

Read The Greenstone 2021 Park Newspaper

Your one-stop trip planning guide.

A red sailboat is tied to a dock with an island in the background and water.

Boater Permit Request

Request a permit in advance by contacting the park prior to your departure.

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

Pay Fees Before You Go

Pay your park entrance fees prior to island departure. To buy your Season or Daily Pass, go to www.pay.gov and search "Isle Royale."

Last updated: July 20, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone:

(906) 482-0984

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