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Isle Royale National Park is an island that sits within the very large, Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. It is situated near the northwestern border of the lake and very near the international border with Canada. The only way to reach the park is by ferry or seaplane. You can find these methods of transportation at various places around the local region, such as Copper Harbor, MI, and Grand Portage, MN. There is a small town located on the island called Windigo, where you can acquire some supplies.

Isle Royale National Park is known for being very scenic. It is quite forested, and as it is an island, it provides for easy water access to the nearby lake and outdoor recreational activities reign supreme here. From hiking and camping to water-based activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating, there is always something to do in this wild land.

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Getting Outdoors

Renting an RV near Isle Royale National Park makes it easy to enjoy all the activities that are found here. Guided tours are available in the park. Most of these are boat, fishing, and sightseeing tours. Guides can give you details on the sights you can view around the island. There are also programs led by rangers that discuss the ecosystems, plants, and animals that you can see on the island and in the local waters.

The waters of Lake Superior that surround the island are a great place to enjoy boating or to fish. There are also spots where you can dip your feet and cool off during the hot summer months, as well. Scuba diving is also popular in this area. The lake is known for its shipwrecks, and these can be explored. You can also paddle a canoe or kayak around the island's shores.

There are some fun places to visit near Copper Harbor, MI. At Haven Waterfalls and Park, there are walking trails that assist you in viewing this picturesque locale. There are also ruins of an old copper mill that you can view. The Beta Gris Preserve is a wetland area that is also near here. This is a great place to enjoy both summer and winter recreational activities. It is also a prime spot to view the waterfowl that make their homes here.

Camping at Isle Royale National Park

There are campgrounds at Isle Royale National Park, but as ferries are required to reach this attraction, only tent-camping options are available here. There are options for camping with an RV in surrounding communities on the mainland, however.

Sunset Bay RV Resort and Campground is in Allouez, Michigan. It is situated almost directly on the shores of the large lake. The park offers campsites with hookups. A laundry facility and bathrooms are also available for guests. The camp is only open during the busy summer months.

Wilderness Resort is also found near the shore of the lake. The park provides hookups for its campsites and can accommodate both short and lengthy stays. WiFi, bathrooms, and showers are also available for campers, and you can bring pets along, as well. As there are so many fun things to do in the area, many people enjoy RV camping near Isle Royale National Park, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding any services you may need.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in Keweenaw County, you will find there are many interesting places to visit nearby. There is a visitor center in Windigo. It offers exhibits that highlight the history of the island and its natural features. It also provides details on current and expected weather conditions to help you plan your stay at the park. National park RV camping will make it easy for you to engage in all the activities these locations make available.

There are a number of lighthouses that dot the shores of this large lake. The Copper Harbor Lighthouse is one that is found on the southern shores of this body of water. It is listed as a State Historic Site on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours of the structure are available during the summer.

The Brockway Mountain Drive is a scenic route that traverses the southern shore of the lake. It runs along State Highway 26 in northern Michigan. This area is especially known for its vibrant leaf colors during the fall. It also provides expansive views of the nearby lake and the surrounding countryside. You can also visit the Quincy Mine. This old copper mine is found near Houghton, MI. Guided tours are offered, and there is a museum that details the site's history.

When you've been looking for a really scenic place to visit, that will let you get in touch with your wild side a little, consider camping near the Isle Royale National Park. Go scuba diving amongst shipwrecks, see some nearby lighthouses or paddle a canoe around the island. Camp in an RV near Copper Harbor and enjoy your time on this island in Lake Superior.

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