Located in Michigan, the Isle Royale National park is another lesser known National Park that also requires visitors to be transported by either boat or seaplane. We recently talked about Dry Tortugas National Park, which also is remote enough to use boat or seaplane for visitors.
The History of Isle Royale National Park
In 1976, the park was turned into a dedicated wilderness preservation area. With over 175 miles for hiking and 36 campsites, this National Park is perfect for your adventure loving family. Rock Harbor is a great place to hike as well as the Windigo area.
Things to do while visiting Isle Royale National Park
Perhaps canoeing and kayaking are more up your alley. Never fear, you can do that too! There are tons of lakes, bays, and islands to explore while you are visiting the park. If you don’t have a kayak or a canoe to bring along on your trip, then there are some available for rent.
There are a wide variety of animals in the park that you can get up close and personal with, assuming the members of your party don’t scare them off! There are historic lighthouses and shipwrecks, ancient copper mining sites, and plenty of spots to observe the moose, wolves, loons, beaver, fox, and other small mammals and birdlife.
There is a lodge on site, called the Rock Harbor Lodge, these cabins and rooms are nestled into the woods with beautiful views out each window!
Have you visited this National Park? If you haven’t, do you think you will add it to your National Park bucket list?