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

Can I Visit in 2021?

Yes! Isle Royale will be open for summer 2021. Check here for updates.

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.

A large blue boat shines in the morning sun.

Ranger III Reservations Begin March 1

Due to COVID-19, passenger capacity is reduced for the 2021 season. Reservations open March 1.

Two wolf pups walk down a trail together.

Wolf Relocation Updates

Check on the status of the on-going Isle Royale wolf relocation program.

Two people with backpacks on walk across a wooden bridge in the forest.

Backpacking & Camping

Prepare for your backpacking and camping trip using these resources.

Last updated: February 26, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


(906) 482-0984

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