Fees paid to Isle Royale National Park help to augment the cost of preserving and maintaining this special place. The park would not be able to provide quality services, facilities, or experiences without your financial assistance.
Entrance Fee Basics
How Do I Pay Entrance Fees?
All Federal Recreation Passes (Annual, Military, Senior, Access, and Volunteer) waive entrance fees for the pass holder and up to 3 adults (16 and up) traveling with the pass holder (4 total). As long as you show your pass upon park arrival, you do not need to pay in advance and there are no further entrance fees.
There are several methods to pay:
If I have paid fees in advance, do I need to permit upon park arrival?
Yes. All overnight visitors on Isle Royale still need to permit at a visitor center upon arrival at Rock Habor or Windigo (Ranger III passengers permit during the boat crossing to the island). You will show proof of entrance fee payment during the permitting process.
A number of different passes are available for purchase and issue at any park visitor center, including the Isle Royale Season Pass.
The Isle Royale Season Pass
You can order your $60 Isle Royale Season Pass on line at pay.gov. Search Isle Royale Season Pass and click on "Continue to Form."
The fees you pay while visiting stay in the park and improve and upgrade services and facilities. Every year as many projects as possible are funded and completed. Projects mostly focus on trail, campsite, and dock maintenance, but any project that improves visitor services may be considered. See what your fees have helped to fund over the last ten years.
Last updated: November 26, 2018