Basic Information

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Isle Royale National Park headquarters is located in Houghton, MI. Visit the Houghton page on the Isle Royale National Park website for additional information and a map on how to access the visitor center.

Park Open

April 16 - October 31 (every year). Isle Royale National Park headquarters and Visitor Center in Houghton, MI are open year-round, Monday - Friday (closed during fall and winter holidays).

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Park Closed

November 1 - April 15 (every year). Isle Royale National Park headquarters and Visitor Center in Houghton, MI are open year-round, Monday - Friday (closed during fall and winter holidays).

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed

Isle Royale National Park is a remote island wilderness in the middle of Lake Superior. Weather influences traveling to and from the island, as well as your trip once you arrive. For the most up-to-date weather information, call (906) 482-0984 or email isro_parkinfo@nps.gov prior to your trip.

Entrance Fees:

Isle Royale Entrance Fee - $7.00

The daily entrance fee is $7 per person. It is charged to enter or remain within the park per calendar day (it includes the day you arrive and the day you depart the park). Pay this fee after your transportation reservations have been confirmed. All Federal Recreation Passes (Annual, Senior, Access, Military) are honored. Entrance fees will be waived for the pass holder and up to 3 adults traveling with the pass holder. Children ages 15 and under are exempt from paying entrance fees.

Entrance Passes:

Isle Royale Season Pass - $60.00

Valid from April 16 - October 31 of the year indicated. Can be obtained in-person from the Houghton, Rock Harbor, or Windigo Visitor Centers or over the phone from the Houghton Visitor Center. Covers the Entrance Fee ($7 per person per day) for the person whose signature appears on the pass and up to 3 adults (aged 16 and up) traveling with the pass holder. Good for all visitors including boaters. Non-refundable and non-transferable.

Rock Harbor Visitor Center

The Rock Harbor Visitor Center is located in Rock Harbor on the northeast end of Isle Royale National Park. It is only accessible by boat or seaplane.

Windigo Visitor Center

The Windigo Visitor Center is located in Windigo on the southwest end of Isle Royale National Park. It is only accessible by boat or seaplane.

Houghton Visitor Center

The Houghton Visitor Center is located in Houghton, Michigan. It is the mainland headquarters for Isle Royale National Park.

 
View of Hill Islands
View of Hill Islands

NPS / Paul Brown

Where to Begin?

Isle Royale National Park is a remote island wilderness in the middle of Lake Superior. It is only accessible by ferry, seaplane, or private watercraft. Weather influences traveling to and from the island, as well as your trip once you arrive. Make the most of your visit by using these basic information resources:


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone:

(906) 482-0984

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