Welcome to Wilderness
Enter the quiet of the boreal forest and wander beneath spruce and fir trees draped with tangles of Old Man's Beard. Perch on a rock and experience Lake Superior's moods which shape and change this area's rugged shoreline. Listen for the cry of the loon, luring you deeper into this isolated island wilderness. Explore...
Amenities & Services
Rock Harbor offers a variety of activities and services designed to enhance your park experience. Drop by the Rock Harbor Visitor Center to: View displays, browse publications, receive your backcountry permit, check the interpretive program schedule, get directions to the Artist-in-Residence gallery, or have your questions answered. To aid in your explorations, the Rock Harbor Lodge offers boat, canoe, and kayak rentals, as well as sightseeing tours aboard MV Sandy. The Rock Harbor campground is available for overnight backcountry stays; please note the stay limit between June 1 and September 17 is one night. Dock your boat at the Rock Harbor Marina; additional fees do apply. Other amenities and services in Rock Harbor include:
Explore by Land or Water
There are numerous short and long hiking trips that start from the Rock Harbor area. Use MV Sandy to explore other trails, some only accessible by boat. There are also short and long paddle and powerboat excursions to be enjoyed in Tobin Harbor and Rock Harbor Channel. Discover more about the area's recreational offerings in the Rock Harbor Area Guide.
Last updated: February 23, 2024