Group Camping Introduction

A group of backpackers hike the Rock Harbor Trail along Rock Harbor Channel
A group of backpackers hike the Rock Harbor Trail along Rock Harbor Channel.

Advance group camping permits and reservations are required for groups of seven to ten individuals, including leaders. If your party exceeds ten, you must split into two groups, each independent and traveling on completely separate itineraries. Groups shall only camp in group campsite locations. Organizations may not have more than twenty people camping on the island at any one time and are limited to eighty people per year.

Isle Royale accepts group camping requests beginning January 2. Requets are typically held until mid-February when office staffing increases. During that early part of the year, received requests are processed through a random selection. After mid-February, requests are processed first-come, first-served.

Last updated: December 30, 2016

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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone:

(906) 482-0984

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