Isle Royale is a large, rugged, spectacularly beautiful island in Lake Superior. It is a National Park of the United States of America. One of very few island national parks, it features dense wilderness, picturesque harbors, many gorgeous inland lakes, and high rocky ridges with broad vistas of Lake Superior. The second largest island in the Great Lakes, Isle Royale is about 45 miles long and 9 miles wide at the widest. There are no roads of any kind or condition. All travel is by foot or boat. The island is surrounded by hundreds of smaller islands, outcroppings, reefs, and shoals. 99% of the island is federally protected wilderness. Isle Royale is well known for its wildlife, particularly populations of moose and wolves living in natural balance.
For dozens of photos and detailed information on visiting Isle Royale, especially for first-time visitors, check out Captain Ben Kilpela’s Visiting Isle Royale Blog and extensive Isle Royale Web Site.