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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.

  • National Park Service Releases Final Cultural Resources Plan for Isle Royale

    January 19, 2023 | 12:00 pm

    The National Park Service announces the release of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Isle Royale National Park Cultural Resource Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (CRMP/EA). The plan provides a long-term comprehensive strategy for managing the non-wilderness cultural resources of the park.

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  • Become an Isle Royale Summer 2023 Teen Artist

    December 19, 2022 | 8:20 am

    Applications for Isle Royale National Park's 2023 Teen Artist Exploration will be accepted between January 2 and February 16, 2023. 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.

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  • Ranger III Ferry Fares Adjusted for 2023 Following Comment Period

    December 15, 2022 | 10:00 am

    RANGER III, the National Park Service’s ferry to and from Isle Royale, has been sailing under the same fare structure since 2018. Isle Royale National Park has updated Ranger III passenger and freight fares for 2023 after receiving public comments. Thank you to all who commented on the proposed fare changes.

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  • Apply to Become a Summer 2023 Artist-In-Residence at Isle Royale National Park

    December 13, 2022 | 2:00 pm

    The Artist-in-Residence Program offers writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to capture the moods and magic of Isle Royale through their particular art form. Applications for Isle Royale National Park's 2023 Artist-in-Residence Program will be accepted January 2 through February 16, 2023.

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  • RANGER III Ferry Proposed Fares for 2023

    October 24, 2022 | 2:00 pm

    RANGER III, the National Park Service’s ferry to and from Isle Royale, has been sailing under the same fare structure since 2018. Isle Royale National Park is proposing to update the RANGER III passenger and freight fares for 2023 and encourages the public to comment on these proposed changes before a final decision is made. The comment period is open until November 25, 2022.

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  • The National Park Service Initiates Environmental Impact Statement for a Wilderness Stewardship Plan at Isle Royale National Park

    October 20, 2022 | 12:00 pm

    The National Park Service announces a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Wilderness Stewardship Plan at Isle Royale National Park. With this announcement, the National Park Service introduces a broad range of actions for managing wilderness and cultural resources within wilderness inside the park boundary, as well as preliminary issues and potential impacts associated with wilderness management.

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  • Isle Royale Mt Franklin Fire Update: Fire Conditions Improve Allowing Some Trails to Reopen

    August 16, 2022 | 10:00 am

    Over the past two days, favorable weather conditions slowed the spread of the Mt. Franklin Fire, allowing firefighters to lay hose line around the fire’s perimeter. While significant progress suppressing the fire has occurred, the fire is not yet considered contained. The current fire acreage is estimated at 6.0 acres, reduced from initial estimates of 11 acres. Initial estimates are based on first-responder reports and are often adjusted as firefighters respond. There are currently minimal impacts to visitors with the exception of closures, and fire managers expect that to continue over the next few days.

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  • Wildfire at Isle Royale Causes Trail and Campground Closures

    August 14, 2022 | 9:00 am

    Early in the afternoon on Saturday, August 13, park staff received reports of a plume of smoke coming from an apparent wildfire burning in the area of Three Mile campground. Isle Royale firefighters responded to the area and discovered a small fire burning at the junction of the Tobin Harbor trail and Mt. Franklin trail.

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  • Join Family Day Aboard RANGER III, Thursday, August 18, 2022

    July 29, 2022 | 8:00 am

    On August 18, 2022, returning once again to celebrate summer in the Keweenaw, join Isle Royale National Park and the Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) for RANGER III Family Day. Families may reserve space aboard one of two free, hour-long scheduled waterway cruises. As space is limited, even though there is no cost for the cruise, reservations are required. RANGER III will travel into Portage Lake and back during the trip. To make the required reservations, go online to the PLDL RANGER III Family Day Request Form. Reservations will only be accepted through Tuesday, August 16.

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  • Keweenaw Waterway Cruises Aboard Ranger III Return for Summer 2022

    June 15, 2022 | 1:18 pm

    Join Isle Royale National Park aboard Ranger III for two summer 2022 Keweenaw Waterway Cruises. Scheduled cruises will depart at 12:30 pm on Thursday, July 7, 2022 and Thursday, July 21, 2022.

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