National Parks / Natural World

Apostle Islands Bayfield

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Apostle Islands
415 Washington Ave
Bayfield
WI
54814
Tel: (715) 779-3397

Directions

The visitor center and fishery exhibit at Little Sand Bay is accessible by road or lake access, 13 miles north of Bayfield. Meyers Beach Road, off Highway 13 about 5 miles east of Cornucopia, offers lake access and a trailhead.

Where are we going today?

Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these Jewels of Lake Superior.
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    A true Wisconsin Treasure. To have the National Park Service maintaining these islands for all to enjoy is fantastic and they do a great job. My only comment is that more needs to be done to make it more accessible to those without boats. The Cruise Service does an OK job but the prices are high and the schedules are limited.

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    In 2014 the Lake was frozen over, apparently uncommon, and we walked out onto it (with 60,000+ of our closest friends) to see the rock formations. There was no big amphitheater like in the pics online, but it was totally worth it and very cool. I saw some people with little kids out there, and I wouldn't advise it--there was one kid screaming as the father tied one slep on top of another with the kid inside to try to offer some shelter. It was chilly out there in the wind, and I'd say you'd be on the Lake for 90 minutes minimum walking out then...Read More

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    Extremely pretty, but hard to get to.

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by Mira Serrill-Robins

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In 2014 the Lake was frozen over, apparently uncommon, and we walked out onto it (with 60,000+ of our closest friends) to see the rock formations. There was no big amphitheater like in the pics online, but it was totally worth it and very cool. I saw some people with little kids out there, and I wouldn't advise it--there was one kid screaming as the father tied one slep on top of another with the kid inside to try to offer some shelter. It was chilly out there in the wind, and I'd say you'd be on the Lake for 90 minutes minimum walking out then seeing the formations. Dress really warmly. Parking is tough, so get there early, or late after cars have left. Otherwise you park along the road on the north side and a shuttle comes by.

The Weather

Saturday

Conditions: Rain
Temp: 37° F / 3° C
Humidity: 90 %
Wind: NE - 7 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Snow Showers
Temp: 37° F / 3° C
Humidity: 92 %
Wind: NW - 5 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 38° F / 3° C
Humidity: 87 %
Wind: W - 4 MPH

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