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Isle Royale National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Isle Royale National Park - News section for more.

  • Become an Isle Royale Summer 2022 Teen Artist

    January 4, 2022 | 3:00 pm

    Applications for Isle Royale National Park's 2022 Teen Artist Exploration will be accepted between January 2 and February 16, 2022. 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Apply to Become a Summer 2022 Artist-In-Residence at Isle Royale National Park

    December 28, 2021 | 8:00 am

    Applications for Isle Royale National Park's 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program will be accepted between January 2 and February 16, 2022. Each 2 - 3 week residency provides artists the opportunity to become part of a long-established tradition of interpreting national parks through art.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Isle Royale Horne Fire Final 2021 Update

    November 16, 2021 | 8:00 am

    Park rangers closing Isle Royale in late October took one last look at the Horne Fire before heading back to Houghton for the winter.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Horne Fire Burning in Isle Royale National Park Closures and Fire Restrictions

    August 24, 2021 | 3:20 pm

    Work continues on the approximately 200-acre Horne Fire, which ignited on August 10 near the Duncan Bay/Tobin Harbor Portage Trail on Isle Royale National Park. The cause of ignition is suspected to be lightning. The fire is now 15% contained.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • GPS Collars Inform Isle Royale Wolf Restoration and Monitoring Efforts

    August 18, 2021 | 8:22 pm

    Initial results are in from collaborative efforts to restore the wolf population and predator-prey dynamics on Isle Royale National Park.

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  • Isle Royale National Park and Keweenaw Area Species Management Area Provide Free Boat Washes

    August 10, 2021 | 7:30 am

    Isle Royale National Park (NP) is partnering with the Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA) to offer free boat washes at marinas and boat launches in Houghton, Baraga, and Keweenaw Counties this summer.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Isle Royale National Park will open most campgrounds, trails and docks on April 16

    March 29, 2021 | 7:00 am

    Beginning April 16, 2021, campgrounds, trails, docks and anchorages at Isle Royale National Park will be open, with the exception of the Minong trail, North Desor campground and Little Todd campground. The National Park Service (NPS) Houghton Visitor Center will re-open to the public on April 19.

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  • Isle Royale Opening in 2021; Ranger III Reservations Start March 1 for Summer Trips

    February 26, 2021 | 8:00 am

    Isle Royale National Park announced today plans are being finalized to open the park for visitation this summer and for Ranger III to provide limited public passenger service.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Minong Mine Designated as National Historic Landmark

    February 4, 2021 | 8:15 am

    Minong Mine Copper Mining District, part of Isle Royale National Park, has been designated a National Historic Landmark (NHL). The designation celebrates the national significance of Indigenous and historic copper mining that occurred at the Minong Mine. Minong is the Ojibwe term for Isle Royale. 

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  • Isle Royale National Park Announces Availability of Commercial Use Authorizations

    December 15, 2020 | 10:45 am

    Isle Royale National Park now offers one or two-year CUAs in an effort to reduce the administrative burden for commercial operators and NPS staff. Applications are accepted between January 2nd and May 15th, annually.

    Read more at nps.gov