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APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE

This National Lakeshore consists of 21 of the 22 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, off the northern shore of Wisconsin, and also 2,500 acres on Bayfield Peninsula. The islands are accessible by excursion boat or water taxi during the summer.

Scenery includes sandstone cliffs and sandy beaches, lagoons and bogs, and forests of northern hardwoods, with oak, maple, and birch, plus some hemlock and pine. Among the National Lake-shore’s wildlife are white-tailed deer, black bear, coyote, and fox.

Activities: A number of the islands have trails for hiking, with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing possible in the winter. Fishing is available on Lake Superior. Hunting is prohibited.

Camping Regulations: A permit must be obtained from the visitor center or a ranger station before camping here. Campfires are allowed but restricted to established fire rings or pits. Campers are asked to check in with a ranger at the start and end of a visit. Winter campers must register at park headquarters.

There are designated primitive campsites on most of the islands. In addition, camping is allowed away from established sites on some but not all of the islands.

When camping at other than designated areas, campsites must be at least 100 feet from water sources, out of sight of trails and buildings, and one-quarter mile from established campsites. Groups of seven or more must use authorized group camping areas.

For Further Information: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Route 1, Box 4, Bayfield, WI 54814;(715)779-3397.

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