National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands Dog Policy

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

The picturesque Apostle Islands on Lake Superior are surrounded by rocky shorelines, and are home to many sandy beaches, lighthouses, old farms and quarries, and more. The lakeshore offers many opportunies for hiking, camping, swimming, and water sports.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is pretty dog friendly. Dogs are allowed in most areas, including trails, beaches, and campgrounds. However, dogs are not allowed inside buildings, including in lighthouses. Do not leave dogs unattended here.


Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on the more than 50 miles of trails here while on a leash.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in campgrounds while on a leash.

Beach Policy

Dogs are allowed on beaches and in the water, though they must remain on a leash even when they're swimming.

Location & Map



Warning: Hunting is allowed at this location. Please be aware of and familiarize yourself with hunting seasons, and exercise appropriate caution with your dog. During hunting season(s), you may also want to consider having your dog wear a blaze orange vest.

For more information on hunting seasons and policies, please see:

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Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.

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