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Isle Royale National Park is located in the state of Michigan on Isle Royale and approximately 400 adjacent islands in Lake Superior. Covering over 894 square miles, the region also has a rich historical past, with artefacts being found in the park dating back to 3000 B.C.

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Isle Royale National Park is home to an array of flora and fauna, however it is most famous for its moose and wolf populations. Surprisingly, it is also the only known region where wolves and moose live together without the presence of bears.

Visitors can access the park by ferries, floatplanes, and passenger ships during the summer months. However, it remains completely closed during November 1 through April 15 each year due to extreme winter weather conditions.

Things to Do in Isle Royale National Park

Day Hiking

While water makes up a considerable area of this national park, there’s still plenty of activities to enjoy on land. Just one of these is hiking, particularly as Isle Royale contains 165 miles (266 km) of hiking trails in total.

There are two main areas within the park, Rock Harbor and Windigo, and both of these offer short and long hikes. The terrain within the national park is both rough and uneven, so hikers are advised to wear sturdy footwear.

Canoeing & Kayaking

With a bounty of lakes, bays, and islands, Isle Royale National Park is any canoeing or kayaking enthusiast’s dream.

Only sea kayaks are recommended for this environment, however, and recreational kayaks are not appropriate for Isle Royale’s unpredictable and at times, wild, weather. Because of this, it’s recommended that those interested in exploring the park via kayak or canoe keep up-to-date with safety and weather warnings.

Both of these watercrafts can be rented in Rock Harbor and Windigo.

Scuba Diving

It’s not often that a national park offers scuba diving as an activity, but thankfully Isle Royale gives you plenty to see under the water’s surface!

Experienced scuba divers will love exploring the waters around Lake Superior due to the variety of shipwrecks in outstanding condition. Divers are able to explore these shipwrecks and photograph them for the ultimate Isle Royale National Park experience.

More information about ten of the major shipwreck sites can be found on the national park’s website.


Here’s another great way to take advantage of the waters of Lake Superior and the island's numerous inland lakes and streams.

Visitors can enjoy fishing either on foot or by boat, however keep in mind that because this is a national park, various rules apply.


Isle Royale National Park is an archipelago containing over 400 islands, making it the perfect region to get on a boat and explore!

There are a number of docks to pull up at within the park, however keep in mind that water skiing and use of personal watercraft (such as jet skis etc.) are prohibited. Additionally, inland lakes and streams can only be explored through hopping off the boat and going for a swim.

All of the rules and regulations surrounding boating within the national park can be found on the park’s website.

There are also a number of guided boat tours available.


Isle Royale has 36 campgrounds situated across the island, however these are accessible only by foot or watercraft. Permits are also required for anyone who wishes to stay overnight in the national park.

The three most popular campgrounds within the region are Lake Desor (with its slightly warmer waters and scenic beach), Moskey Basin (for its tranquil and picturesque setting), and Chippewa Harbor (where the island meets Lake Superior).

RV Parks Near Isle Royale National Park

Because there are no campgrounds within the national park which are accessible to RVs, those embarking on an Isle Royale National Park motorhome rental holiday will have to make use of the RV parks located nearby.

The Grand Portage Marina & RV Park is centrally located on Lake Superior between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Grand Marais in Minnesota. It offers 9 sites with full hook-ups, along with restrooms and showers. Guests can even use the indoor pool and sauna located in the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino, located adjacent to the RV park.

RVers can choose from lakeside sites or regular sites, with prices starting at $35 per night for non-water views, or $40 per night to enjoy scenic views of Lake Superior.

Located on the beautiful Portage Lake in Michigan, not too far from Isle Royale National Park, is the Hancock Recreation Area, Beach & Campground. It offers 56 RV-friendly campsites, including 50 amp sites and water service sites for $22 per day.

It’s nearby location makes it a convenient place to park the RV, ready to hop on the nearby ferry to explore the national park.

Isle Royale National Park RV Rental

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Michigan, there are plenty of Isle Royale National Park motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.

Rent an RV Near Isle Royale National Park

Want to rent an RV near Isle Royale National Park? You’ll find RV rentals available across all of Michigan through RVshare, including motorhomes for rent within as little as 63.1 miles from Isle Royale.

RV Rental Prices in Isle Royale National Park

RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Isle Royale National Park, you’re to find the RV that’s perfect for you.

Isle Royale National Park RV Rental Rates

With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Isle Royale National Park starting at as little as $50 per night. The total cost of an Isle Royale National Park RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding-on the price of gas).

Don’t forget to also factor-in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Isle Royale National Park RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!

One Way RV Rental to Isle Royale National Park

Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Isle Royale National Park? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.

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