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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Contact Info
415 Washington Avenue
PO Box 276
Bayfield, WI 54814



Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these Jewels of Lake Superior.

Hours + Fees



Bayfield Visitor Center
Open: from May 27 to October 20: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm andOctober 24 to May 26: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 715-779-3397

Located in the old Bayfield County Courthouse on Washington Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets, Bayfield.


The visitor center is closed on federal holidays, except Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

The headquarters visitor center is one block off Wisconsin Route 13 in the city of Bayfield.

The visitor center and fishery exhibit at Little Sand Bay is accessible by road or lake access, 13 miles north of Bayfield.

Meyers Beach Road, off Highway 13 about 5 miles east of Cornucopia, offers lake access and a trailhead.

Island facilities are only accessible by water.

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