50th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating the
50th Anniversary of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Enter to win an Apostle Islands Print

We would love to hear your Apostle Islands stories and learn what the islands mean to you. Tell us your story and be entered to win our special edition 50th Anniversary framed photograph featuring one of the Apostle’s most loved scenes. For more information please read the official give-away rules.

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. How many of you have been influenced by this beautiful national park at the top of Wisconsin on Lake Superior? Nearby communities, the two tribes, and all who have visited feel the pull of Gichigami and the enduring allure of the islands.

This year we join to celebrate the significance and history behind the park with events throughout 2020. These events are still in the planning stages. For media inquiries, or to get involved as a partner, fill out the contact form and mention the 50th Anniversary in your comment. And check back regularly to see a list of new events, sponsors and partners.


Established by an act of Congress (Public Law 91-424) on September 26, 1970, the purpose of the park is “to conserve and develop for the benefit, inspiration, education, recreational use, and enjoyment of the public” the islands and their related geographic, scenic, and scientific values.


See a list of community and business partners who are helping us celebrate 50 years as an integral part of Wisconsin’s North Coast and learn how your business can be a part of the celebration.


This year will be filled with special events celebrating the National Lakeshore. Find out what’s coming up next and see how you can get involved.

Upcoming Events

March 2020
No event found!

Become a Partner

Become a business partner and help support the activities to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. Learn more.

Media Resources

Download a packet of information for media including inforamtion and images.

Download the media packet here.

Contact Us

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

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