Camping Returns To Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – National Parks Traveler

Camping will be allowed at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore this year./NPS file

Camping on the islands of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin will return this summer.

To protect the health of those who work and visit national parks, face masks are required on NPS-administered lands where physical distancing cannot be maintained and in all NPS facilities. With the support of public health professionals, park operations will be regularly evaluated and adjusted based on local conditions.

Reservations for all camping must be made in advance throughRecreation.govor parkvisitor centers.

Campsites within the park have size limits and specific reservation timelines:

There is no car or RV camping within Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Campsites within the national lakeshore must be reached by boat, except for the Mainland 1 campsite, which can also be accessed by hiking 6 miles.

Avariety of state park and private campgroundswith facilities for car and RV camping are available in the Bayfield area and on Madeline Island. Madeline Island is not part of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and access is by private boat or ferry.

Due to the advanced nature of kayaking and varying weather conditions on Lake Superior,proper planning is required. Kayakers with little or no experience on Lake Superior are encouraged to go with professional guides authorized tooperate within the park. If you need boat transportation, private water taxis are available from many companies authorized toprovide services in the park.

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