Isle Royale National Park requires a permit for all boaters who overnight in campgrounds, at dock, or at anchor. Boaters need to permit in advance by calling (906) 482-0984.
Permits issued in advance are emailed to the requester and require printing, signing, and having visible on your vessel at dock and on any tent or shelter while camping. Digital permits are not accepted. If you are unable to print your permit prior to departure, proceed directly to Windigo or Rock Harbor to obtain a printed copy of your permit.
Please return your permit upon conclusion of your trip to any visitor center in person or through the mail (address is listed on the permit). Update any changes from your planned itinerary. Tracking use in this manner helps the park prioritize dock and campground maintenance.