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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Where in the park is Neil? The week 5 answer is…
Also known to the Ojibwe as Miskwabimijikag Miniss (Willow Tree Island), this island includes a story fit for Memorial …
Where in the park is Neil? The week 4 answer is…
This island is the easternmost, northernmost and largest island in the National Lakeshore.
Winter storms damage docks in Apostle Islands
Winter storms often take their toll on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Here is a first look at some …
Where in the park is Neil? The week 3 answer is…
This tiny island is located to the north of Michigan Island, on the eastern side of the archipelago.
Thank you to our Giving Tuesday NOW donors
The novel corona virus is a threat unlike any the world has seen. Fortunately, so is the response. Giving …
Together, we are the power of many working for all
If you are looking for a way to give back to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and stay connected to …
Where in the park is Neil? The week 2 answer is…
This is the western-most island in the National Lakeshore and is clearly visible from Little Sand Bay on the …
Where in the park is Neil? The week 1 answer is…
This island has gone by a number of names including Kagagiwanjikag Miniss (Ojibwe for "Island of Hemlock Trees"), Texas …


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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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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Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814

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