Advance 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 20 people camping on the island at any one time and are limited to 80 people per year.
Isle Royale accepts group camping requests beginning January 2. Requests 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.
Summer 2017 Processing Update 4/18/17:
We have completed almost all backlogged reservation requests. If you have not been contacted, please contact us.
If you have not yet made a group camping request, but are considering doing so, please note that campsites along the Rock Harbor channel are full during these dates:
- July 7 to July 10
- July 24 to July 26.
We will be modernizing our reservation process for summer 2018.