National Park

Isle Royale Dog Policy

Isle Royale National Park is Not Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed

The largest island in Lake Superior is a place of isolation and wilderness. Along with its many shipwrecks, waterways, and hiking trails, the park also includes over 400 smaller islands within 4.5 miles (7.2 km) of its shores. There are only 20 mammal species on the island, though the relationship between its wolf and moose populations is especially unique.[1]

Isle Royale National Park is not dog friendly, and dogs are not allowed on the island. Dogs are not even allowed in boats within the range of the park, which is approximately 4.5 miles into the lake from the island.

Dogs are allowed outdoors at the visitor center complex on the mainland where the ferry departs for the island.

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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