Isle Royale National Park
Location: Houghton, MI
Length: 571,790 acres
Features: campgrounds, UNESCO biosphere reserve, lake, islets, islands
Isle Royale National Park can be found in Michigan. It is composed of numerous islands and also includes the waters of Lake Superior. The whole park is 894 sq. miles – 209 sq. miles of it is land and 685 sq. miles is water area. Part of it in it’s north boundary lies adjacent to the Canadian Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. It’s both a designated wilderness and UNESCO biosphere reserve. There’s over 200 islands and 166 miles of trails to explore.
There’s plenty to choose from among the 36 campgrounds in the wilderness that can be accessed by hiking or thru the lakes by canoe/kayak/boat. Wood shelters and tent sites that can accommodate up to 10 people are available in the camping grounds with necessary facilities (toilets, tables, fire rings).
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Campfire not allowed
Campfires are not permitted at most campgrounds. You can use gas or alcohol camp stoves instead.
2) Lake water
Lake water can be consumed after proper filtration.
3) Hunting not permitted
Hunting is not permitted with exception of fishing berry picking along the trail