Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Address:415 Washington Ave
Bayfield, WI 54814

Phone:715-779-3397
Fax:715-779-3049
Web: www.nps.gov/apis/
Size: 69,372 acres.
Established: Established on September 26, 1970. Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Area added on December 4, 2004.
Location:The headquarters visitor center is one block off WI 13 in Bayfield, Wisconsin. The visitor center and fishery exhibit at Little Sand Bay is accessible by road, 13 miles north of Bayfield. Meyers Road, off WI 13, 5 miles east of Cornucopia, offers lake access and a trailhead. Most other facilities are accessible only by water.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, trails.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, sea kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, hunting, excursion boat trips (late May - mid-October), cross-country skiing, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Wisconsin's northernmost landscape juts out into Lake Superior as the scenic archipelago known as the Apostle Islands. The 21 picturesque islands and an 12-mile mainland unit of adjacent Bayfield Peninsula along the south shore of Lake Superior together include more than 154 miles of shoreline. Features include pristine stretches of sand beach, sea caves, remnant old-growth forests, and the largest collection of lighthouses anywhere in the National Park System.

See other parks in Wisconsin.
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