Isle Royale, MI Backpacking & Camping

From
Rock Harbor, Isle Royale
Price
$1,395
Duration
8 Days, 7 Nights

Upcoming dates

Duration

8 Days, 7 Nights

Skill Rating
2
From

Rock Harbor, Isle Royale

Accommodation
Tented Camp
Price

$1395

Included
Guides, group camping equipment, permits and all meals on the trail
Not Included
Transportation, parking fees, personal clothing, sleeping bag, sleeping pad or backpack

Explore the best of the “Big Island” on our 45 mile traverse of Isle Royale, the best kept secret of our national parks. A natural sanctuary for wildlife and nature lovers, Isle Royale offers opportunities to observe moose, beaver, muskrat, fox, mink and a vast array of other wildlife in their natural habitat. Spend your nights relaxing around the campfire listening for the nocturnal serenade of wolves or the call of the loons. One of our Top 5 places to visit in the United States, Isle Royale will take you away from it all.

Day 1: We'll meet in Grand Portage, MN to get acquainted over dinner and spend the night at a local campground. We rise early the next morning to catch the ferry out to Isle Royale.

Day 2 -6: Upon arrival in Rock Harbor we will spend the week backpacking to Windigo, crossing the entire island. We will be travelling anywhere from 6 to 10 miles per day. Although the trail is rated "moderate", there is an occasional difficult section with a knee-bending climb. Camping is primitive but comfortable at the five national park campgrounds. We ask that you participate in all camp activities, including cooking, washing dishes and setting up and breaking camp, in order to hone your wilderness camping skills and have the finest and most complete outdoor experience possible.

Day 7: We pack up our gear and prepare to leave this beautiful island, returning to Grand Portage by ferry, to spend one last night at a local campground (we try to camp near some hot showers this night!), celebrating and enjoying the week's memories. Day 8: Breaking camp a final time, we make our farewells and head home. **This itinerary is subject to change.