Isle Royale Fast Facts
How big is Isle Royale National Park?
Isle Royale covers a total area of 571,790 acres or 893 square miles.
How many people visit Isle Royale National Park?
25,844 people visited Isle Royale in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Isle Royale Visitation Stats.
When was Isle Royale National Park created?
Isle Royale was made a national park on March 3, 1931.
What are the highest and lowest elevations in Isle Royale National Park?
Isle Royale’s lowest point is 601 feet at Lake Superior. The highest point in Isle Royale is 1,394 feet on Mount Desor.
What time zone is Isle Royale National Park located in?
Isle Royale is in the Eastern Time Zone.
How much does it cost to enter Isle Royale National Park?
$7 per person per calendar day.
Five Random Facts About Isle Royale
Over 450 smaller islands surround the main island.
Where is Isle Royale National Park?
Isle Royale is located far out in Lake Superior, and can be reached only by charter boat or seaplane. The departure points are in Houghton and Copper Harbor, Michigan, and Grand Portage, Minnesota. Grand Portage is the closest to the park and the fastest trip by boat at a little over two hours. The boat trip from Houghton is 6 hours. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Isle Royale.