Isle Royale National Park is a wilderness park that requires certain fuels for boating and cooking in the backcountry. Learn what is allowed and what is available within the park.
Acceptable stove types:
Unacceptable stove types:
Stove fuel is available at the Trading Post Camp Store in Rock Harbor, and the Windigo Camp Store during the summer season. These stores are operated by Rock Harbor Lodge.
Fuel Canisters Not Allowed in Aircraft
It is unlawful to carry explosive containers on the seaplanes that fly to Isle Royale National Park. Backpackers that fly out to the island during the summer season, from mid-June through early-September are able to purchase fuels at the camp stores as listed above. Early and late season travellers can purchase fuels from the seaplane company directly or arrangements will be made with the seaplane concessionaire to have fuel available at the Visitor Centers. Inquire with the seaplane concessionare when arranging travel.
Boat FuelGasoline and diesel fuel are sold at the marinas of Rock Harbor, Windigo, and Mott Island.
More information is available on the Boat Fuel page.
Last updated: May 26, 2022