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Lake Superior in winter
Although the lake rarely ever freezes over completely, ice will typically form around the islands, such as here between Gull Island and the mainland.
It is still possible to catch a glimpse of one of these massive “Lakers” navigating through the Apostle Islands’ west channel.
Ripples on the bay
The clear water of Lake Superior makes it easy to see to the sand and rocks on the bottom of the lake.
Stockton's Rocky Shore
Sandstone shelves line the shoreline of Presque Isle Point on Stockton Island.
Foggy conditions frequently obscure views in the Apostle Islands.
This “sea stack” off the north end of Basswood Island is one of several such formations found along the islands’ rocky shores.
Many visitors come to see a magnificent sunset over the lake.
View from Julian Bay
At 382 miles long and 160 miles wide, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake by surface area.
Moon over the islands
On a clear, calm night the reflection of moon beams dance across the lake.
As many as eleven islands are visible from the overlook on the north tip of Oak Island.
Outer Island Shoreline
The beach at the north end of Outer Island is part of the view looking east from the Outer Island Lighthouse Tower.
View from Michigan Island Lighthouse
The 1929 lighthouse tower on Michigan Island is the tallest in the park. It offers views across the lake to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula more than 20 miles away.
Last updated: August 1, 2014