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.

News from the Friends

Registration now open for free online Apostle Islands 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium, March 30-31, 2021
Learn about the rich cultural, ecological and natural treasures within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore receives new capacity building grant from National Park Foundation
Thanks to the grant and matching monies, Friends is initiating an executive director position and plans ten 50th Anniversary …
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays from the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. With your help, we look forward to ringing …
Friends 2020 Annual Report
Read our annual report for 2020. We are grateful for your support and look forward to an exciting 2021.
Show your support on Giving Tuesday 2020
Removing barriers for people of all abilities to explore the Apostle Islands is a core mission of the Friends …
A digital birthday card to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore from the National Park Service
Enjoy these birthday greetings from the people who work hard to make the park the world-class destination that it …
A digital birthday card to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore from our partners
We join our Friends of the Apostle Islands partners in celebrating the first 50 years of the Apostle Islands …
Where in the park is Neil? The final answer is “making memories”
On September 26, we are observing Apostle Islands National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary. A wonderful thing about this place is …


In 2020 the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore celebrates 50 years as a part of the National Park system. Join us for a year of special events and celebrations to mark the occasion.

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Your support for the Friends of the Apostle Islands makes our work possible. Consider giving today to further our mission.

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FAINL supports a variety of projects through funding and volunteer hours to improve accessibility to the Park for all visitors. From accessible docks and board walks to approachable information, we work to make everyone feel welcome in the Park.
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The Apostle Islands have been drawing people to the shores of Lake Superior for thousands of years and the area is filled with a rich history. Part of our mission is to help protect and preserve those valuable resources for future generations.
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We strive to build a foundation that ensures sustainable protection of all park resources – natural and cultural.
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We focus on practices and projects that safely enhance the visitor experience without compromising a sense of adventure.
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Volunteers make many of the projects in the Park possible. Consider joining our list of willing workers to help improve your National Lakeshore.
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“Your financial support for the Apostle Islands helps to secure the future of the Park.”

Erica Peterson, chair of the FAINL Board of Directors.

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Learn more about the Friends of the Apostle Islands and see how you can get involved.

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Or reach us by mail at:
PO Box 1574
Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814

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