Thing to Do

Attend a Rock Harbor Ranger Program

Park Ranger answers visitor questions on Isle Royale trail.
Guided hikes and ranger programs are intimate ways to learn about the island.


Learn Together

Isle Royale National Park Rangers offer visitors opportunities to learn more about the isolated island, the cultural history of island folk, and the critters who call the island home. Rangers present a variety of programs to help visitors understand the park’s natural environment and cultural resources. Topics include moose, wolves, geology, shipwrecks, biogeography, wilderness, and more. Programs are held at the Rock Harbor amphitheater. Programs are free and open to everyone. Programs are held at the Amphitheater, Auditorium, and other places. Stop by the Rock Harbor Visitor Center to learn about scheduled ranger programs. 

Rock Harbor Lodge Tours
For all four tours and programs involving the MV Sandy, obtain tickets and information at the Rock Harbor Lodge Office in Rock HarborMV Sandy tours operate from Rock Harbor beginning in early June and ending in early September. Fare rates vary; children under 12 are half price.

Dock talks last about 20 minutes. Evening programs last about one hour. Guided hikes and tours last from one to three hours. 
Pets Allowed
Fees may apply for guided tours on the MV Sandy
Rock Harbor
Reservations may be required for tours involving the MV Sandy through the Rock Harbor Lodge. 
Spring, Summer, Fall
Accessibility Information
Paths in the Rock Harbor area are paved. 

Isle Royale National Park

Last updated: January 25, 2022