Earth Day 2020 is like no other. Watch the WPT documentary devoted to founder Gaylord Nelson and his legacy, which includes the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
We would like to introduce a new, fun feature for you and your family. It’s a way for you to enjoy the amazing Apostle Islands National Lakeshore virtually… a way to see some of what the islands have to offer, from the perspective of someone who knows the National Lakeshore like the back of his hand.
Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order now extends to Tuesday, May 26th, 2020. As was the case under the previous order, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore remains open for day use.
Gaylord Nelson had plenty on his plate following his election to the U.S. Senate in 1962, but nothing seemed more of a personal priority to him than bringing his home state’s Apostle Islands into the National Park System.
To encourage visitors to stay at home, overnight island use (8:00 pm to 8:00 am) in the lakeshore is suspended until at least Saturday, June 20, 2020. This includes both camping and overnight docking.
Organizers have set new dates of November 16-17 and hope to reopen registration early in the fall. Please monitor this site for further information.
“The health and safety of our employees, local residents, volunteers, and visitors to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is our number one priority…”
We – all the partners, businesses, volunteers, behind the scenes worker bees and National Park Service staff from Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – are saddened by the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on humanity. As it begins to affect us in Wisconsin, we find ourselves refocusing priorities and delaying events planned as part of theContinue reading “CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE DELAYS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENTS FOR APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKE SHORE”
Update: With regret, Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will not be attending Canoecopia this week. In making the decision, one Executive Board member said, “While the number of detected cases in WI is low, there are likely many undiagnosed cases. It is my feeling that elective large group gatherings should be postponed. MuchContinue reading “Update: Coronavirus situation forces Friends to cancel participation in Canoecopia, “World’s largest paddlesports show” in Madison, March 13-15″
Join us for the third and final 50th Anniversary lecture hosted by Northland College. The event is free and open to the public.