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.



Explore by Day

  • A person's back is to the camera on a high cliff as they look down at a lake and rocks below.

    Day Hiking

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

  • Several kids sit on a dock with a scenic lake in the background

    For Kids

    Discover programs and services for younger visitors and their families.

  • Three people with day backpacks stand on a trail surrounded by rocks, shrubs, forest, and water.

    Day Trips

    Don't have time for an overnight visit? Explore for the day!



  • A person in a boat holds a fish in their hands


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

  • A boat in the water with fishing poles out

    Fishing Regulations

    Learn the fishing rules for Isle Royale waters.

  • An underwater photo shows a scuba diver hovering above part of a shipwreck in clear water.

    Scuba Diving

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




Rock Harbor Lodge Activities

Last updated: February 22, 2022

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