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Park improvements offer new camping options, force temporary closures of Park Headquarters and Quarry Bay dock

Park improvements offer new camping options, force temporary closures of Park Headquarters and Quarry Bay dock

Two big projects designed to improve safety and services at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are forcing temporary closures. Two more recently completed projects are ready for you to enjoy.First, the City of Bayfield is completing improvements to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore headquarters in Bayfield. The National Park Service leases this facility from the city. While the repairs and improvements are being completed, National Park Service rangers will be available from 9:30am to 4:15pm Friday through Tuesdays at the Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau located at 42 South...

Native plants are important assets to a healthy Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Native plants are important assets to a healthy Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

After a winter of record-breaking snowfall – approaching 185 inches – the native plants are slowly emerging from the Gaylord Nelson Memorial Garden at park headquarters in Bayfield. Volunteers recently gathered to tease out the weeds and look for old friends that have been in residence since the garden’s establishment in 2006.“It’s always good to see our early bloomers, pasqueflower (an important food source for nesting female bees) and prairie smoke,” said Erica Peterson, one of the garden volunteers. Columbine was blooming and pollinators were busy in the wild geraniums. (Click to enlarge...