Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


Wild landscapes in the greatest of lakes. Land of pine and hemlock, eagle and bear. Ancestral home of the Ojibwe people. The nation's finest collection of historic lighthouses. Paradise for campers, boaters, and kayakers. This and more... The Apostle Islands


Seasonality / Weather

The mainland portion and the islands of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are open to visitors year round. From time to time closures or advisories will close or limit access to certain locations.



Car - The headquarters visitor center is one block off Wisconsin Route 13 in Bayfield.

The visitor center and fishery exhibit at Little Sand Bay is accessible by road, 13 miles north of Bayfield. Meyers Road, off Highway 13 about 5 miles east of Cornucopia, offers lake access and a trailhead. Most other facilities are accessible only by water.