2020 COVID-19 Changes for Park Fees
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, any visitor requesting any refund for any reason will receive a 100% refund. Cancelled Ranger III reservations will be automatically refunded as soon as staff are allowed to return to the Houghton Visitor Center.
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. We thank you.
Entrance Fee Basics
How Do I Pay Entrance Fees?
If you have a valid Federal Recreation Pass (Annual, Military, Senior, Access, and Volunteer) entrance fees are waived. No further payment is necessary though you are required to bring the pass with you to the island.
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.
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).
The Isle Royale Season Pass
The Isle Royale Season Pass costs $60 and will cover up to 3 adults (16 and older) traveling with the pass holder (4 total) for all visits during the entire park season (April 16 through October 31).
Can I Order the Isle Royale Season Pass Online?
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: June 4, 2020