Backpacking ListA backpacking trip to Isle Royale can be the experience of a lifetime or an experience that takes a lifetime to forget. The deciding factor, which can greatly enhance the quality of any trip, is advance planning.
The following is a suggested list of gear to bring when visiting Isle ROyale National Park; use it when planning your trip. If you have any questions, please contact the park.
Clothing*Cotton, poplar, and synthetic fibers such as fleece are quick-drying. Wool retains insulating properties even when wet, and polypropylene is easily dried and lightweight. These fabrics are ideal for Isle Royale's changeable climate.
Things NOT to Bring
How Much Should My Pack Weigh?
The general rule of thumb is that your pack should weigh no more than 30% of your body weight. This can vary by fitness level, as fitter backpackers can generally tolerate more weight. No matter how much you weigh, it is good to aim for a pack weighin less than fifty pounds.
Last updated: September 10, 2018