Your Invitation to a Superior Wilderness

Explore a rugged, isolated island, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers unparalleled solitude and adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and scuba divers. Here, amid stunning scenic beauty, you'll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime.

Ranger III ferry docked at the Rock Harbor Visitor Center with a rainbow in the sky.

Ranger III Reservations

Ranger III Reservations to Isle Royale can now be made online.

Photo of Ranger III Passenger Ferry docked in the distance, taken from across calm water.

Ranger III to Travel to Windigo in 2020

New in 2020: Ranger III travels to Windigo on June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1. It returns the following day from Windigo to Houghton.

Two Wolves travel in a single-file line across ice and snow in winter.

Media Information for Wolf Relocation

The NPS and partners are working to release 20-30 wolves at Isle Royale National Park over the next few years.

Tent on the shores of Chickenbone Lake

Camping & Backpacking

What you need to know for overnight camping on Isle Royale.

Painting of a moose encounter on the Stoll Trail.

Artist-in-Residence Program

Application deadline is February 14, 2020.

Teen Artist sitting on rocky Lake Superior shoreline, sketching with colored pencils.

Become an Isle Royale Teen Artist

Application deadline is February 14, 2020.

 Bookstore items set-up on shelves

Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association

IRKPA is a member-supported, nonprofit cooperating association that supports Isle Royale in many ways. Photo Courtesy Alison Pontynen.

Multiple photos of wildlife, plants, and people on Isle Royale with the words

Read The Greenstone 2019 Park Newspaper

Your one-stop trip planning guide.

Rugged Isle Royale coastline with blue water, shallow reefs, forest, and rocks.

Park Entrance Fees

Isle Royale charges a daily $7 per person entrance fee. All Federal Recreation Passes waive this fee. Get details!

Last updated: January 10, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


(906) 482-0984

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