Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


  • Free Admission
    • Yes
    • On Water
    • Boating Services Available
  • Tour Type
    • Boat
    • Excursions & Tours
    • Lighthouses
  • Campground Type
    • Backpack
    • Tent
    • Group Sites
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Beaches
    • Caves
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
    • Scenic Vistas
  • State and National Trails
    • Yes
  • Nature Trails
    • Yes
  • Swimming
    • Yes
  • Accessible Campsite
    • Yes
  • Publicly Owned
    • Yes

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

415 Washington Ave - Bayfield, WI 54814
Information: 715-779-3397
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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a must-see when exploring the northern region of the state. With 21 stunning islands and 12 miles of pristine mainland coastline, the park offers a treasure trove of outdoor adventures and natural wonders.

Adventurers can dive into activities like sea cave kayaking or scuba diving, exploring underwater rock formations and historic shipwrecks. Hiking enthusiasts will find over 50 miles of maintained trails that lead to scenic viewpoints, historic sites and the park’s nine iconic lighthouses. Bird watchers will also find joy here, with over 240 bird species to spot as you explore the park’s diverse landscapes.

Enjoy nature’s serenity with camping options on 19 islands and one on the mainland, including accessible sites on Stockton Island and Sand Island. Wake up to breathtaking views and unwind in the peaceful surroundings of the Great Lakes.

Start your adventure at the visitor center in Bayfield, where you can find all the information you need and explore exhibits showcasing the park's rich history and stunning natural beauty.