Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Isle Royale National Park
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Michigan, and local public health authorities, Isle Royale is increasing recreational access to the park. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
All Visitor Centers Reopen June 26, 2020
Beginning June 26, 2020, Houghton, Rock Harbor, and Windigo Visitor Centers will open.
Impact on Isle Royale National Park Summer 2020: Island Access Reopened June 26, 2020
Beginning June 26, 2020, campgrounds, docks, and trails will be open
Ranger III, Voyageur II, Sea Hunter III, and Isle Royale Queen IV will not provide visitor ferry transportation this summer. Rock Harbor Lodge, including overnight lodging, dining, marina services, gift shops and stores, will remain closed for the season. Isle Royale Seaplanes plans to operate.
Welcome to Isle Royale during COVID-19
COVID-19 Isle Royale Press Releases
COVID-19 Transportation Changes
COVID-19 Recreational Activity Changes
Impact on NPS Facilities and Services
Visitors can be assured that facilities and service providers in national parks continue to monitor conditions and maintain high standards related to the health and wellness of staff and visitors. Park and concession staff are working to maintain clean and healthy facilities in parks in accordance with CDC guidance.
CDC Coronavirus Precautions
Following CDC guidance, NPS Public Health Service Officers recommend that everyone should take the following routine precautions:
Last updated: July 24, 2020