Ranger III Covid-19 FAQ

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All Ferry Passenger Service Has Been Suspended for 2020 Including Ranger III

Why Was Ranger III Passenger Service Suspended?

Ranger III's first park mission is to support park personnel and the island. It's second mission is to provide reliable passenger service. Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions and concerns about COVID-19 spreading to a remote island with limited emergency services, the park did not feel Ranger III passenger service could be offered for 2020. 

With Ferry Transportation Suspended, How Do I Get to the Island?

Why is Ranger III Traveling to Isle Royale if No Passenger Service is Offered?

Ranger III is the park's connection to the mainland. All island staff, supplies, and groceries travel to the park via Ranger III. To allow for the island to be open in any capacity necessitates the Ranger III operating to support the park.


When Will the Park Confirm Refunds?

  • The park has finished confirming refunds for all reserved 2020 passengers.
  • If you did not receive an email confirming the refund or do not see your account credited, contact the park and we will assist you in troubleshooting.

Do You Anticipate Operating in 2021?

Yes, at this time the park is planning for 2021 operations. However, during planning for the future seasons, the status of the COVID-19 pandemic will make the final determination. Reservations will not taken until January 2, 2021.

Last updated: July 2, 2020

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