Trailer Camping near Isle Royale National Park

December 20, 2011
Filed under National Parks

Isle Royale National Park is unreachable for trailers, but anyone making a trip to Lake Superior should make the time for the rustic island excursion.

The unspoiled Isle Royal is a small park, but what is lacks in size it makes up for in beauty. Home to moose, wolves and countless other animals inhabit the island; which is nearly untouched by human hands. The island is only reachable by boat or by air. The boats make several trips a day from ports in Michigan and Minnesota. Seaplanes can also be hired, but most visitors prefer the more affordable boats.

Once on the island, visitors can see how untouched the island really is. Aside a small building dedicated to campers and park rangers, the only human footprint is the paths that wind around the island. Hikes range from short jaunts to longer hauls that bring visitors around the island. Canoeing, and kayaking are also a popular way to see the area.

Weather has a great affect on the area surrounding the island. Dense fog can make hiking interesting, but it can also make boating dangerous. Heavy storms over Lake Superior can also make for rough waters. Any visitors looking to get out on the water should be prepared for the worst and make sure to check the weather before heading out.

Trailer campers who make the trip can also camp on the island overnight or catch a boat back to the mainland. But as the captains will say, don’t miss the boat or you may be camping on the ground instead of your cozy trailer.

Follow these links to find nearby campgrounds in Michigan or Minnesota.

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