Isle Royale National Park News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to the summer 2022 Isle Royale artists-in-residence
April 4, 2022 | 3:06 pm
Isle Royale National Park is proud to announce the summer 2022 artists-in-residence. This year’s selections include: • Nathan Cornelius (Philadelphia, PA, music composition) • Elizabeth Rose (Springfield, IL, print media) • Lisa Truax (Winona, MN, ceramics) • Tracy Zeman (Birmingham, MI, writing)
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.
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.
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.
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.