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Exploring Isle Royale National Park's Rock Harbor

avatar   Stacy

Posted On 08/16/2021 09:24:49

Michigan | Upper Peninsula | Lake Superior | Isle Royale National Park | Rock Harbor | Hiking | Backpacking

Exploring Isle Royale National Park's Rock Harbor


The only way to get to Isle Royale, one of America's least visited national parks, is by ferry, seaplane or private boat. No matter the option, you will cross Lake Superior from one of four points on the mainland. Due to limited departures, reserve your trip well in advance - and don't be surprised if the cost is more than you anticipate - it's a rather long journey! Upon arrival, most visitors hike, backpack or explore the island by boat. It's best to plan an overnight stay - either in your own tent or in the lodge at Rock Harbor.

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Do you have any travel goals?

One of our many travel goals is to visit all national parks in the United States. For obvious reasons, we have spent more time traveling within the states during the last 1 1/2 years. This spring and summer, we are trying to hit all national parks east of the Mississippi River that we haven't already visited.

Isle Royale, located in Lake Superior between Minnesota and Michigan, is the most remote destination on our list. We knew we had to arrive by boat, but didn't make reservations until after leaving home in our RV.

Several weeks before our arrival to Michigan, we did what we should have done much earlier - learn about the options for getting to and from the island. There was only one even remotely possible, and we still had to make schedule adjustments for it to work. In the end, it all worked out and we can now say that we spent 3 1/2 hours aboard the Queen IV (each way) and 2 hours exploring the national park!

What is one of your travel goals?

#WordyExplorers #NationalParks #NationalParkService #nps #IsleRoyal #RockHarbor #HikingTrails #HikingTrip #HikingAdventure #TravelGoals #TravelGoal #CoupleTravel #trlt #TravelBlog

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