Boat Fuel

Isle Royale Boating During COVID-19

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan Safe Start plan, and local public health authorities, Isle Royale is increasing recreational access to the park.

  • Boaters must obtain an overnight permit in advance from the Houghton Visitor Center at 906-482-0984.
  • Please pay entrance fees in advance at
  • When recreating, follow state and local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding, and avoid high-risk outdoor activities. The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Please check out the park's COVID-19 Boating FAQ for clarification.

A marina with several boats at sunset
Sunset over the Rock Harbor Marina

Michele Devlin

Fuel for 2021

  • Rock Harbor and Windigo have both gasoline and diesel available through September 11, 2021. From September 12 through October 31, 2021, fuel will not be available on-island. Boaters should bring extra fuel in legally approved containers.

  • Please contact the park prior to your trip for the most up-to-date information regarding fuel availability and prices.
  • Vessels carrying spare fuel in portable containers must use legally approved containers. Fuel may not be stored on docks.

Pump-outs: Available for 2021
  • Head pump-out service is available at Windigo and Rock Harbor when the concession operation is open.

Days of Operation:

At Rock Harbor: Credit card and cash sales

  • May 28 - September 11

At Windigo: Credit card and cash sales

  • June 8 - September 11

Last updated: September 8, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


(906) 482-0984

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