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PARK FULLY OPEN

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

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So what does "Park Fully Open" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Isle Royale National Park is currently fully open. This means all operations are back to normal. This can mean there are still restrictions on social distancing, travel and/or masks. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has some information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Isle Royale National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Michigan and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Isle Royale National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Michigan and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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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.

  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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


  • Isle Royale National Park Delivers Handwoven Mats to Grand Portage National Monument

    October 14, 2020 | 7:00 am

    In September, a significant journey across Lake Superior from Isle Royale to Grand Portage, Minnesota, took place. The cargo? Five culturally significant woven mats (anaakanan) from the Isle Royale National Park museum collection. The mats, four woven from cedar bark and the fifth made of sweetgrass, are now on long term loan to Grand Portage National Monument.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Wolf Pups Born on Isle Royale

    September 14, 2020 | 8:03 am

    Isle Royale National Park and State University of New York-College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) have documented reproduction for wolves introduced to Isle Royale in 2018 and 2019, a key element of the National Park Service wolf introduction program’s success. GPS collar data and images from remote cameras suggest pups were born in 2019 and 2020. An exact number of pups is yet to be determined.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Isle Royale Extends Fuel Sales at Rock Harbor Through August 25, 2020

    August 7, 2020 | 6:00 am

    Isle Royale National Park is pleased to announce that in partnership with Isle Royale Resorts/Rock Harbor Lodge, fuel sales will continue at Rock Harbor through August 25. Diesel and gasoline will be available from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET daily along with limited sales in the Rock Harbor Trading Post.

    Read more at nps.gov