Things To Do

All visitors must make the journey across Lake Superior to reach Isle Royale. Upon arrival, there are a multitude of ways to explore the archipelago by land or water. Whether you embark upon a backpacking trip in the island's wilderness or explore its many coves and bays by boat, Isle Royale offers something for everyone.
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Backpacking & Camping

Explore 165 miles of trails and 36 campgrounds.

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Canoeing & Kayaking

Paddle the inland lakes of Isle Royale or the open waters of Lake Superior.

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Day Hiking

Discover the areas around Rock Harbor and Windigo by day hiking.

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Ranger Programs

Join a ranger for a talk, guided hike, or evening program to discover what makes Isle Royale special.

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Guided Boat Tours

Enjoy a boat ride to various sites to explore the park's resources.

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Tour the island's many coves and bays by boat.

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Scuba Diving

Dive beneath the waves and explore the most intact collection of shipwrecks in the National Park Service.

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Enjoy fishing the waters of Lake Superior and the island's numerous inland lakes and streams.

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For Kids

Discover programs and services for younger visitors and their families.

Last updated: October 8, 2019

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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


(906) 482-0984

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