We are continually working to upgrade facilities and improve park access for visitors. While not all facilities are fully accessible, park rangers are happy to assist visitors. If you have comments or suggestions about facilities, services, or programs, please don't hesitate to contact the park.
NPS vessels are accessible. Please inform staff when making reservations to facilitate assistance. Ranger III crew will gladly assist with loading and unloading up and down the gangplanks. On the lower deck, the Ranger III Grill and restrooms are accessible.
MV Sandy Boat Tours
MV Sandy can accommodate a wheelchair. Loading and unloading may be tricky depending on water levels. The boat tour is accessible, but hikes during the tours are not accessible (Passage Island, Lookout Louise, Edisen Fishery). Contact the Rock Harbor Lodge prior to visiting to make arrangements.
At the Daisy Farm and Rock Harbor Campgrounds, there is one accessible shelter. However, trails to those shelters are not accessible.
Service dogs are welcome on Isle Royale. However, a veterinary certificate must be obtained prior to your trip. Obtaining this certificate involves receiving the proper paperwork from the park, consulting a licensed veterinarian no more than 15 days prior to your park visit, and having the certificate signed by the park superintendent or representative. Consult the service dog webpage for the specific details. Without this service dog certificate, per park policy, your dog will not be allowed on Isle Royale.
Please contact the park two weeks prior to your visit for any special requests or considerations during your visit. Park rangers are usually able to accommodate most requests with advance notice.
Interagency Access Pass
This pass is a free lifetime pass available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have a permanent disability regardless of age. The pass is available in-person at any park visitor center. This pass may be used to wave the Isle Royale National Park entrance fee for the cardholder and up to three additional adults. Learn more about the Access Pass.
Last updated: January 3, 2020