Rock Harbor Lodge

Buildings from the Rock Harbor Lodge sit on the shore of Lake Superior surrounded by forest.
Rock Harbor Lodge, run by a concessioner under contract with the NPS, is located in Rock Harbor on the east end of Isle Royale.



Contacting Rock Harbor Lodge

The Rock Harbor Lodge complex, located on the northeast end of Isle Royale National Park, is the only full-service lodging facility on the island. Facilities and services in Rock Harbor and Windigo are available seasonally (typically June-September).

Rock Harbor Lodge handles all reservations for the Lodge, housekeeping cabins and Windigo camper cabins. You can make reservations online for the lodge and the house keeping cabins now for any future date, even a year in advance. For the Windigo camper cabins, check their website,,for when they will be taking reservation, usually in January.

Lodging Reservations (Year Round): (877) 841-1064
On Island Services (Summer): (906) 337-4993

Email Request Form

Due to Isle Royale's remote location in Lake Superior, phone service can sometimes be intermittent. You are always welcome to email.


MV Sandy Tours

You can only make Sandy Tours when you arrive on the island. Go to the lodge to make your reservations.

Traveling to Rock Harbor Lodge

Rock Harbor is accessible via the following transportation services.


Rock Harbor Lodge Services in Rock Harbor

Lodge Rooms
Sixty rooms are available; each accommodates four persons and offers a private bath. Each room provides a Lake Superior view. Contact (877) 841-1064 to make reservations.

Housekeeping Rooms
Twenty duplex cottages are available; each accommodates six and offers a private bath and kitchenette. The cottage is furnished with utensils, dishware, a double bed, and two bunk beds.

Gift Shop and Dockside Store
The gift shop offers handcrafted gifts, apparel, photo supplies, postcards, and souvenirs. The store offers groceries, freeze dried foods, daily fishing licenses (cash only), fishing tackle, stove fuel, camping, hiking, and boating accessories, showers, laundry facilities, and sundries.

Dining Room and Greenstone Grill
The dining room offers hearty meals, including fresh lake trout. Visitors are welcome for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The grill is open daily.

Marina and Water Taxi
The marina offers 450 feet of dock space in Rock Harbor, accommodating boats up to 65 feet in length. Electrical, fresh water hook-up, sewage pump-out, gasoline and diesel fuel, and motorboat, canoe, and kayak rentals are available. Water taxi service can drop-off or pick-up visitors, canoes, or kayaks at many island docks.

Fishing Charters and Sightseeing
Charters are fully equipped and troll the reefs on the northeast part of the Island. Sightseeing trips travel to different island destinations. Some involve a short hike with a ranger.


Rock Harbor Lodge Services in Windigo

Facilities and services in Windigo are available seasonally (typically June-September). Windigo is accessible via the following transportation services:

Windigo Store and Marina
The store offers groceries, cold sandwiches, camping supplies, stove fuel, daily fishing licenses (cash only) and tackle, gifts, and photo supplies. The marina offers gasoline and diesel fuel, sewage pump-out, and motorboat, canoe, and kayak rentals. Shower and laundry facilities are also available.

Windigo Camper Cabins
There are two rustic, one-room camper cabins that provide a unique alternative to tent camping in Windigo. Amenities include: Table and chairs, futon sofa, two bunk beds with mattresses, electrical outlets, and an outdoor picnic table and grill.


Frequently Asked Questions


Last updated: February 23, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


906 482-0984

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