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.
Please check out the park's COVID-19 Boating FAQ for clarification.
Boaters who are in the park for one day, and who do not overnight, do not need a permit. However, as Lake Superior is an unpredictable lake, we do recommend a day permit just in case.
Isle Royale National Park requires a permit for all boaters who overnight in 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 in advance by calling (906) 482-0984.
Fees & Passes
Useful Boater Resources
How to Permit Your Boat in Advance
Call (906) 482-0984.
Last updated: September 16, 2021