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.

Isle Royale National Park Info


Isle Royale National Park

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News

Two Wolves are on the Move at Isle Royale National Park

The two wolves brought to Isle Royale National Park on September 26 have been seen on wildlife cameras and tracked via a GPS monitoring collar, moving around the island and feeding on provisioned moose left for them.

Fall Implementation of Wolf Translocation Project Ends due to Weather

The National Park Service announced today that the fall phase of the first year of its Isle Royale wolf translocation project has been brought to a successful close with four wolves translocated to the island from Minnesota. Though the original goal called for two additional wolves from Michigan to be relocated this year, cold weather, extensive rain, and snow showers made it necessary to end trapping efforts.

Two More Wolves Transported to Isle Royale

The National Park Service and partners transported two more wolves to Isle Royale this week. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, a female wolf was transported by the NPS boat BEAVER from Grand Portage, Minnesota, and released in the park. On Thursday, Oct. 4, another female wolf was flown on the US Fish and Wildlife Service Kodiak airplane to the island and carried by park staff over a hiking trail to the release site. This brings the total number of wolves relocated since Sept. 24 to four.

Isle Royale National Park Photos

Hatchet Lake Afternoon

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Hatchet Lake Afternoon

Isle Royale National Park, Michigan - August 22nd, 2017

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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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The Birch Catherderal

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The Birch Catherderal

A small slice of the Greenstone Ridge Trail between West Chickenbone Lake and Hatchet Lake. - Isle Royale National Park, Michigan - August 22nd, 2017

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The View from Mount Siskiwit

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The View from Mount Siskiwit

A view of Siskiwit Lake and Siskiwit Bay from Mount Siskiwit (1181ft), Isle Royale - August 22nd, 2017

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Passage Island Lighthouse

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Passage Island Lighthouse

Found just off the NE tip of Isle Royale. The need for a lighthouse between Passage Island and Isle Royale was recognized as early as the 1860s, as lake traffic increased dramatically due to the upsurge in mining in the Upper Peninsula.

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Western Rock Harbor

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Western Rock Harbor

A view of the shoreline at the west side of Rock Harbor near Suzy's Cave. Isle Royale National Park, Michigan - July 10th, 2012

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Fishing Hatchet Lake

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Fishing Hatchet Lake

A young fisherman hoping to catch his evening meal. Isle Royale, Michigan

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Lake Desor Sunset

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Lake Desor Sunset

A picture perfect sunset over the calm of Lake Desor. Isle Royale, Michigan.

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Moose on the Loose

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Moose on the Loose

One of the resident Moose roaming around Rock Harbor - Isle Royale, Michigan - August 20th 2017

Daisy Farm Sunrise

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Daisy Farm Sunrise

The sun rising over Caribou Island & Rock Harbor

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The end of a nice day

Island Flowers

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Island Flowers

I wish I could tell you what this flower is. I can tell you that I found it on Isle Royale in July of 2012.

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10 June 2017 | Moonrise and Scorpius | Isle Royale National Park MI

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10 June 2017 | Moonrise and Scorpius | Isle Royale National Park MI

10 June 2017 | Moonrise at Moskey | Isle Royale National Park MI

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10 June 2017 | Moonrise at Moskey | Isle Royale National Park MI

MI17-0979-9654 "Tobin Harbor Sunset" by Aubrieta V. Hope.

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MI17-0979-9654 "Tobin Harbor Sunset" by Aubrieta V. Hope.

Photographed at Isle Royale National Park by Aubrieta V. Hope, September 1, 2017. www.michiganscenery.com

11 June 2017 | Neighbors | Isle Royale National Park MI

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11 June 2017 | Neighbors | Isle Royale National Park MI

10 June 2017 | And then the rain came | Isle Royale National Park MI

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10 June 2017 | And then the rain came | Isle Royale National Park MI

7 June 2017 | Moose | Isle Royale National Park MI

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7 June 2017 | Moose | Isle Royale National Park MI

This was our best moose sighting of the trip.

7 June 2017 | Fox in the tree roots | Isle Royale National Park MI

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7 June 2017 | Fox in the tree roots | Isle Royale National Park MI

13 June 2017 | Sunrise at Three Mile | Isle Royale National Park MI

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13 June 2017 | Sunrise at Three Mile | Isle Royale National Park MI