Isle Royale National Park News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.