Proper planning is essential when you’re planning a visit to a place as remote as Isle Royale. If you’re only planning a day trip, you’ll just need a few snacks, water, sunscreen and insect repellent. However, camping and backpacking trips require advanced preparation depending on the length of your trip. We’ve compiled just a few of the suggested necessities to help you start packing for your Isle Royale adventure.
Food and water
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Isle Royale is home to both wolves and moose, which is not unusual. What is unique about the island having both animals is the wolves are the only predator, and the moose are their only prey. This is such a rare situation that scientists have been studying this predator/prey relationship for over 55 years.
How did these animals get onto isolated Isle Royale in the first place? Also, what have scientists learned from studying these populations?
Migration to Isle Royale
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Thousands of devoted hikers and campers have discovered the rare beauty of Isle Royale – but did you know that this hasn’t always been an adventurous summer spot? From ancient copper miners to 19th century fishing camps, the island was a center of commerce and trade goods before it became a place for backpackers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts to check off of their bucket list.
The Deep Roots of Isle Royale
Today no one permanently lives on Isle Royale, but this hasn’t always been the case. The...Read More »
Isle Royale is something special. Isolated, unspoiled, miles away from any kind of civilization, and spectacularly beautiful, this is the place to go when you want to get away from modern life and enjoy the wilderness.
However, getting away from modern life doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be roughing it. Plenty of us love to spend the day out in nature, but would prefer a comfortable bed and a roof overhead when it’s time to turn in for the night. If this describes you, donR...Read More »
Have you been counting the days until Isle Royale reopens for the 2017 season? We can’t wait to take you to this beautiful island paradise. While you’re counting the days until you can soar off to the spectacular wilderness, catch up on what’s new this season on Isle Royale.
Isle Royale Passes And Fees
Maintaining and improving Isle Royale is a high priority, and these costs are covered by entrance fees to the park. Here is what has changed for 2017:
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Lake Superior is notorious for its wildly unpredictable weather and severe storms. Hundreds of ships have sunk here and thousands lost their lives. The precise number of shipwrecks is unknown, with sources citing as low as 350 and others more than 500. Within the waters of Isle Royale National Park, there are 10 major shipwreck sites.
Due to the dangerous dive conditions the deep and frigid waters present, only adequately certified and experienced divers with the proper gear are permitted to div...Read More »
Isle Royale National Park is an extraordinary destination with a unique ecosystem that supports varied, albeit limited, animals and wildlife. While fish can swim and birds can fly the minimum 14 miles to the mainland, visitors to Isle Royale often wonder at how mammals, reptiles, and even non-flying insects came to be on the island.
Isle Royale’s wildlife has fascinated researchers and visitors alike for years, and tracking and monitoring efforts reveal that not only are wildlife populati...Read More »