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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was established in 1970 to preserve the naturally wild and beautiful Lake Superior islands in northern-most Wisconsin.
“The Friends” have supported the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore since 2002.

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What Friends are for

What is a Friends group? How do groups like ours help our national parks and specifically the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore? Watch our new video to learn the answers. We hope you’re inspired to join us.

Yes, I want to help

Your investment in the Friends of the Apostle Islands helps us to enhance and protect the park we all love. Learn about giving options for individuals and businesses.

Donate now with a debit card or credit card or with PayPal

Learn about how the donation process works.

More ways to invest in the park you love

Four pillars of the Friends mission

Accessibility

From the brand new amphitheater to board-walks and docks and approachable information, Friends works to improve accessibility to the Park for visitors of all abilities.
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Education
Sand Lighthouse

Part of our mission is to help protect, preserve and share the rich history of the Apostle Islands for future generations.
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Service
Meyers Beach Kayakers

We focus on practices and projects that safely enhance the visitor experience while encouraging a sense of adventure.
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Stewardship

We strive to build a foundation that ensures sustainable protection of all park resources – cultural and natural.
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Join our cause

Want to be a Friend? Invest your time, talent or treasure in the park we all love.

Join our cause with an individual or a business contribution.

Or join our list of volunteers to help improve your National Lakeshore.

Connect with us

We want to hear from you! Use our online form, email us or write us by mail at:

Friends of the Apostle Islands
P.O. Box 1574
Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814

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Shop with Friends

Show your love of the islands and support for the Friends by purchasing our beautiful annual Apostle Islands fine art prints.

Also, visit our 50th Anniversary store to see special commemorative gifts, many made by local artisans.