Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

The Isle Royale National Park is in Michigan in Keweenaw County and the closest city to the park is Thunder Bay, Ontario. The park was established in 1940 on April 3, attracts nearly 16,000 visitors annually and covers and area of roughly 893 square miles. The park contains forests with pines, spruces, and furs, aspens, oaks, birches, ash, and maple trees. The island contains only about 1 3 of the large mammals that the mainland has. The region is regarded for it's moose and wolf population. It is the only location where moose and wolves live in close proximity to each other without having bears. Canoeing, kayaking, and camping are popular activities for the park. It's not typical for National Parks to close for long periods of time but the Isle Royal National Park closes every winter from November 1 to April 16 due to the harsh weather.

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Isle Royale National Park

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Become an Isle Royale Teen Artist 2019

Isle Royale National Park begins accepting applications for the summer 2019 Isle Royale Teen Artist Exploration January 2, 2019. This artistic discovery is geared to all aspiring teen artists who want to develop their art through experiencing wilderness, and is open to all visual and performing artists, writers, and composers ages 13 to 18 at time of participation.

Ranger III Celebrates 60 Years of Service

Ranger III ferry service connecting Houghton, MI to Isle Royale National Park completed 60 years of service this October.

Wolf Relocation Update

The National Park Service (NPS) has been monitoring the wolves that were captured in Minnesota earlier this fall and transported to Isle Royale as part of a multi-year project to restore predation in the remote park.

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Rock Harbor

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Rock Harbor

Rock Harbor at roughly 5:30AM on a July morning.

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Copper Pits Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

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Copper Pits Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Warning of the Lichens Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

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Warning of the Lichens Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Elements of Change Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

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Elements of Change Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Stoll's Wilderness Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

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Stoll's Wilderness Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Rock Harbor Area Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

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Rock Harbor Area Marker (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Rock Harbor Lodge Mailbox (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

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Rock Harbor Lodge Mailbox (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

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Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

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Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

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Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

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Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

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Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Rock Harbor (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

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Rock Harbor (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Rock Harbor Lodge Bell (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

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Rock Harbor Lodge Bell (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Lake Superior (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

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Lake Superior (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

As seen from Lake Superior en route to Isle Royale

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Isle Royale National Park Visitor Center (Rock Harbor, Michigan)

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Isle Royale National Park Visitor Center (Rock Harbor, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Lake Superior (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

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Lake Superior (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

As seen from Lake Superior en route to Isle Royale

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Stephen Tyng Mather Monument (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

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Stephen Tyng Mather Monument (Isle Royale National Park, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

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Isle Royale National Park (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.

Lake Superior (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

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Lake Superior (Keweenaw County, Michigan)

As seen from Lake Superior en route to Isle Royale

Isle Royale National Park is a park consisting of Isle Royale and hundreds of adjacent islands, as well as the surrounding waters of Lake Superior, in the state of Michigan's Keweenaw County. Isle Royale National Park was established on April 3, 1940, then additionally protected from development by wilderness area designation in 1976, and declared a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The park covers 894 square miles, with 209 square miles of land and 685 square miles of surrounding waters. The park's northern boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area along the international border.