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

Where in the park is Neil? The week 11 answer is…
This island is located at the mouth of Chequamegon Bay. It's home to tiny rare birds.
First look inside Little Sand Bay Visitor Center
Not yet open to the public, we've got a sneak peek!
Friends announces Meyers Beach accessibility project
The project will enable people with mobility issues to access the gateway to the mainland sea caves.
Where in the park is Neil? The week 10 answer is…
This island's mineral resources have been used from Bayfield to Milwaukee and Chicago.
Little Sand Bay kayak launch site offers increased assessability
Launching your kayak at Little Sand Bay just got easier, thanks to a new mat.
Summer solstice 2020 in the Apostle Islands
We celebrate the summer solstice – the longest day of the 50th year of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Where in the park is Neil? The week 9 answer is…
In honor of Father's Day, Neil and his son are visiting the largest island in the national lakeshore
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore reopens storm-damaged docks
The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce that the Michigan and Manitou Islands docks have been repaired …


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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PO Box 1574
Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814

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