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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

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A cluster of 21 islands dotting the waters of Lake Superior; great for hiking, boating and camping.
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415 Washington Ave, WI 54814
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a few days at the end of September. The "Town of Russell," is not your typical town per-say, as there weren't any stores or buildings, but it's a cute place that was right on the water. The campground was almost empty....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a US national lakeshore and is made up of 21 islands and the Wisconsin shoreline near Bayfield, Wisconsin. This historic lakeshore is known for its cool and beautiful sea caves, several old and historic lighthouses and the 21 Apostle...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely off the beaten path. We were there for the day to catch a private boat charter to Sand Island, but greatly enjoyed our beach time after the boat tour. Campground looked nice. They were building a new visitors center when we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

The shoreline is beautiful. We did the kayaking with a guide into the shoreline caves. Very neat to see and enjoyed our trip. Not sure it was worth the price we paid. If you can kayak on your own don't pay the price to use...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Ellen K
Reviewed August 12, 2018

National Park Service - Junior Ranger program. We went to the Visitor Center/Park Headquarters in Bayfield help us understand more about the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The small visitor center provides information on getting the most of this NPS Lakeshore. Note: This is a Water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

One of several National Lakeshores, the Apostle Islands are a very interesting place to visit. Although several opportunities exist to visit the mainland portion of the park, to truly enjoy the islands you will have to have a boat or go on one of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank wewhynot
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Rough weather kept us to the mainland. The Visitor Center is small but informative. New VC is under construction in different location.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jmc1958
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Our own piece of the Caribbean right here in the USA ... and a boat, helicopter or similar necessary for access. Watch out for storms that can blow in in a hurry

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank howards815
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Took grand tour to islands. Captain was very informative about islands. Bayfield WI is a very laid back peaceful town. Quick ferry to Madeline island for a day trip was fun. Recommend a visit anytime.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank David B
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Bayfield Wisconsin a Hidden gem. Very relaxing small town atmosphere. Highly recommended. Apostile Island visits and boat tour great. Rented bikes on Madeline island. Bike owner very nice and good quality bikes ( expensive rental rates would consider bringing car over on ferry and driving...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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