Isle Royale National Park requires a backcountry/camping permit for all boaters who stay overnight in the campgrounds, at dock, or at anchor. Boaters who are not entering Isle Royale National Park through Houghton, Rock Harbor, or Windigo have the option of requesting a permit prior to their arrival in the park.
Permits, Fees, & Passes
Private boaters pay entrance fees the same way as all other visitors. The Isle Royale Season Pass is typically the most cost effective method of payment.
Please follow the instructions for submitting a boater camping request. The current park newspaper and the anchorage zone map are resources that can help plan your trip. Use the boater camping request form for requests.
To make a request over the phone or to obtain additional information, please contact the park.
Visit the boating page for additional information concerning rules, regulations, etc. for boaters in the park.