Camping on the shores of Lake Superior
Our Shuttle Service
Individual Pick-up/Stranded Info:
If someone needs to catch a ride back to Bayfield from one of our scheduled island landings, we are glad to help. Please call
715-779-3935 and let us know the island dock you will be boarding from.
See Ashland Bayfield Express schedule
for days and times.
Fees for service:
- $41.95 per person • $10.00 per watercraft
$24.95 per Child
Apostle Islands Cruise Service offers shuttle service, aboard the Ashland Bayfield Express, for campers to 2 of the islands within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The islands include Oak and Stockton. Visit our Schedule & Rates page to view shuttle times and cost.
About Camping on the Apostle Islands
Camping is available on 18 of the lakeshore's 21 islands and at one campsite on the mainland. Permits are required for all camping in the national lakeshore. The permit system allows campers to reserve campsites in advance. Individual campsites (for one to seven campers) can be reserved beginning one month before the start of a trip. Individual campsites are reserved at $10 per night. Group campsites (for eight to 20 campers) can be reserved beginning the second week in January. The fee for group campsites is $20 per night. Camping zones have also been established on 15 islands in the national lakeshore for visitors seeking a remote backcountry experience. See the brochure "Camping in the Apostle Islands" for more information. Pictures and descriptions of Apostle Islands campsites are available on-line on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore's camping page
To make reservations or for more information call
the National Park Service (715) 779-3397, select option 1.
Camping in the Apostle Islands offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience a landscape that is wild, yet rich in human heritage.
On the thickly wooded islands, the shoreline clearings that appeal to modern campers are often the same spots that provided convenient stopping places for prehistoric Indians in their bark canoes and fur traders in their sturdy bateaux. Later on, many of these sites became homes and workplaces for pioneer farmers, fishermen, and lumberjacks.
As night falls upon your campsite, you will surely hear the voice of Lake Superior... sometimes a gentle murmur, sometimes a fearsome roar.