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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Isle Royale Begins Reopening Process

Looks like some of the parks are starting to open up again. I have never been there but definitely on my place to go this summer. I just have to patch that hole in my dinghy. 😬

Isle Royale Begins Reopening Process
Washington - On June 1st, Rep. Jack Bergman sent a letter urging the National Park Service to take steps to ensure access to public lands and outdoor recreation at Isle Royale National Park. Today, the Isle Royale National Park Announced a phased reopening plan. The full release can be found below:

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan Safe Start plan, and local public health authorities, Isle Royale is increasing boat access to the park.

Beginning June 10, 2020, overnight anchoring for boats will be allowed in the Lake Superior waters of the park. Boaters need to get an anchoring permit in advance from the Houghton visitor center by calling 906-482-0984 or emailing ISRO_parkinfo@nps.gov. Please pay entrance fees in advance at www.pay.gov.

All park facilities (docks, trails, visitor centers, campgrounds, shelters, outhouses) remain closed at this time. Details on further opening of the park, tentatively scheduled for late June, will be issued in an upcoming press release.

When recreating, the public should follow state and local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities. The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Details and updates on park operations will be posted on the park website https://www.nps.gov/isro/index.htmand social media channels. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

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