Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

Mailing Address:
415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814

Contact: (715) 779-3397

Description: The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore consists of 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland coast. The scenic archipelago surrounds the northern tip of Wisconsin’s Bayfield Peninsula. Visitors experience a unique blend of cultural and natural resources.

What to Do: The Apostle Islands offer outstanding opportunities for active, outdoor enjoyment and recreation. Here are some examples:

  • Sailing and Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Half-Day Trip
  • Extended Trip
  • Camping
  • Guided Activities
  • Hunting and Trapping
  • Scuba Diving


  • Basswood Island
  • Cat Island
  • Devils Island
  • Ironwood Island
  • Long Island
  • Mainland Unit
  • Manitou Island
  • Michigan Island
  • Oak Island
  • Otter Island
  • Outer Island
  • Rocky Island
  • Sand Island
  • South Twin Island
  • Stockton Island York Island

Toilet/Shower Access: There are vault toilets located near each campsite location. These toilets can accommodate wheelchairs.

Operating Hours:
The mainland portion and the islands of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are open to visitors year round. From time to time closures or advisories will close or limit access to certain locations.

Camping Fees range from $10 to $30. Fees may also apply for docking, parking, interpretive programs and special recreation permit.

More info here: https://www.nps.gov/apis/index.htm