Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description

If your pup is ready for a true adventure, head over to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Located in northern Wisconsin, this unique park is nestled in Lake Superior, and comprises 21 islands with miles and miles of furrific coastline to explore.

Most of the park is made up of islands, which means it’s only accessible by water. If you and your pooch have your own boat or kayak, you can use the public docks. Pet friendly water taxis are also available for a fee. Since getting to the islands takes extra planning, you may as well stay a night or two and enjoy the area. Camping and backpacking are available on 19 of the islands. Permits are required and fees do apply. Your pupster will absolutely love spending the night in such a puptacular location!

The islands have woofderful hiking trails. Let your pooch be the guide as you discover the rugged beauty this park has to offer. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is also home to several pawsome lighthouses. In fact, it has more lighthouses than any other National Park service area.  Sand Island Lighthouse and Raspberry Island Lighthouse are two of the most pupular.

If your furry friend is not a fan of boats, don’t worry. There is plenty to see and do on the mainland. The 4.5 mile Lakeshore Trail passes a natural bridge, cliffs, and a sea cave overlook. Be prepared for steep slopes and a few stream crossings. Besides hiking, you can also fish from the mainland. Lake Superior is teeming with salmon and trout.

Wherever you go in the park, be sure to clean up after your pooch. Be sure to have clean-up bags on hand, and don’t forget to have plenty of water too! Above all else, have a pawsome time hanging out with your beloved pup in such an amazing setting!

Address
415 Washington Ave
Bayfield, WI 54814
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Address
415 Washington Ave
Bayfield, WI 54814
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours