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Not open often, but don't miss if they are

The ice caves are only accessible with the right winter/ice conditions. When they are accessible... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Gary N
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Put this on your list of things to do (weather permitting of course!)

If it gets cold enough to freeze over this area of Lake Superior so that you can walk on the ice... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
TheLuckyHubby
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Jan 22, 2018
“Not open often, but don't miss if they are”
Mar 14, 2017
“Put this on your list of things to do (weather permitting of course!)”
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

The ice caves are only accessible with the right winter/ice conditions. When they are accessible they are an absolutely spectacular sight. Unique. I believe the conditions and access availability are updated frequently on the Apostle Islands park website. If they're open it is not to...More

2  Thank Gary N
Reviewed March 14, 2017

If it gets cold enough to freeze over this area of Lake Superior so that you can walk on the ice and into the Ice Caves, be sure to take the walk. We last went in March of 2014 (this form only allows us to...More

4  Thank TheLuckyHubby
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The ice caves are a must... because weather conditions do not allow touring every year, make sure you take advantage of the opportunity whenever Mother Nature makes it available. absolutely breathtaking...

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed November 8, 2016

We were able to visit the ice caves in the Winter of 2015. Stayed in Cornucopia and had good food downstairs. It really is a day trio deal but staying over night can make is easier. You could even stay in Duluth or Ashland WS....More

Thank blacklake
Reviewed September 8, 2016

The Apostle Islands Ice Caves are a really stunning natural wonder. They're only accessible from below in certain winters depending on weather conditions. Unfortunately, when they are accessible, be ready to battle insane crowds of people. Parking can be a big issue, and it does...More

1  Thank Joe B
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If the opportunity chines to visit the Apostle Island ice caves, don't miss it. It's beautiful. Dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. It's a trek, so bring a asked to pull young children

Thank Merryrv
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We went two winters ago, Feb 2014, and it was worth the 3 hour drive And trek across the lake. Best advice is GO EARLY IN THE DAY! The parking gills up fast and you could walk a half mile just to get to the...More

Thank Amity H
Reviewed June 2, 2016

It is definitely worth facing the elements to get a glimpse of these ice caves when the conditions allow. It is a great exercise activity as well, as you get to walk out to the caves from the local park lot. There are many many...More

Thank jpurvis5575
Reviewed May 18, 2016

It was COLD! Totally worth our almost 3hour drive! Despite the -13 temp before wind chill it was amazing and then some. We chose not to bring our young girls.....thank goodness it's a hike! But eventually we will everyone should see this at somepoint. Amazing...More

Thank 4deerefamily
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Located about 12 miles north of Bayfield, Wisconsin on WI State Hwy 13 and Meyer's Beach Road. Listen to WI DNR or Apostle Islands National Lakeshore rangers as to when the ice on Lake Superior is thick enough to walk or X-Country ski on as...More

Thank farrow73
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