Plan Your Visit

Where to Begin?

Isle Royale National Park is a remote island wilderness in the middle of Lake Superior. It is only accessible by ferry, seaplane, or private watercraft. Weather influences traveling to and from the island, as well as your trip once you arrive. Make the most of your visit by using these basic information resources:

 
 
The Houghton Visitor Center building is surrounded by parking lot next to a body of water.

Basic Information

Start planning your island adventure here.

A large blue and cream colored motor vessel at dock.

How to Travel to Isle Royale

Multiple ferries and a seaplane service transport visitors to the park.

People sit on a dock as the sun sets over water in front of them.

Where to Stay

Find your home in the island wilderness.

Multiple sailboats are docked around a large, wooden dock.

Things to Do

Explore all the land and water activities the park offers.

cropped image of the official Isle Royale National Park map

Maps

Trip Planning and Area Guides

A group of park rangers carry an injured hiker on a litter across a rocky ridge.

Safety is Your Responsibility

Plan ahead and prepare for hazardous conditions and situations prior to your trip.

Last updated: October 18, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton , MI 49931

Phone:

906 482-0984

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