The park is known for its moose and wolf populations that are studied by field biologists to track predator-prey relationships.
It's physical isolation in Lake Superior, remote primitive wilderness, and limited human influences, makes the park an ideal place for predator-prey research of wolves and moose.
Vehicles, wheeled devices, and dogs are not allowed in the park. Movement throughout the park is by hiking, boating, canoeing, and kayaking.
There are 165 miles of hiking trails, with the Green stone Ridge trail in the center of the island having the longest trail in the park, running 40 miles from one end of the island to the other.
Camping is very popular and permits and advanced reservations are required. During the busy season from mid-July through mid-August, campsites may be full if not reserved in advance.
The amenities at the campgrounds include pit toilets, picnic tables, and fire-rings at specific areas.
The mosquitoes and black flies can be bothersome are at their worst in late June and early July.
During the summer, visitors can get to the Island via private ferries originating in Grand Portage, Minnesota; Houghton, Michigan; or Copper Harbor, Michigan.
A Seaplane service operates out of Houghton, Michigan. Private boaters also visit Isle Royale, often originating from the same locations as the private ferries.
Country Inns & Suites
This 75 room hotel offers very affordable family accommodations