Apostle Island
Coupons & Discounts

Entrance into the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is FREE. However, there is a fee for some extra activities.  

There is a fee for parking in some areas. You can purchase a yearly parking pass for some savings

Interpretive programs offer a Family fee. This is a savings for families of three or more.

Camping is a great way to save money. 

Hiking is a FREE activity.  Apostle Islands National Lakeshore offers many trails, most of which are on the islands. These often lead to quarries, old farm sites, historic logging camps, beaches and scenic overlooks. Besides the trails, visitors can use the beaches, such as Little Sand Bay, Meyers Beach and more for walking and exploring.

Permits are required for scuba diving and are FREE.

The park allows reasonable amounts of fruits, berries and nuts to be gathered for personal use for FREE.

If you are staying at a hotel or Bed and Breakfast, cheaper rates are often found between October and mid-June during the “off” season.  

During the “in” season, from mid-June to October, cheaper rates for lodging can often be found during the weekdays.

The bayfield.org website often offers coupons and discounts on items throughout the year. These include golfing, kayaking, shopping, lodging and dining. Coupons change regularly.

Big Water Coffee often offers afternoon specials on their coffee drinks.

Sailboats Inc. offers sailing specials during certain times of the year. Check out their website for current pricing.  

Valpak online and through the local mail will often have coupons for the area.

Local ads and newspapers will offer coupons throughout the year.

Most Apostle Island coupons, discounts, deals and specials are for a limited time and have an expiration date.

Apostle Islands Information

Address:   415 Washington Avenue, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814.  

Phone:  1-715-779-3397 

Website:  www.nps.gov/apis/index.htm

About Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

The Lakeshore covers 63, 372 acres and has about 200,000 visitors a year. It was established on September 26, 1970. It is open every day of the year. Bayfield, Wisconsin is right by the Apostle Islands.

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is in the Great Lakes region of the United States and includes 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland off Lake Superior. It is known for its beautiful cliff formations, sea caves, sandscapes and beaches. It is one of the most wild and lovely areas of this region.

There are 800 species of plants in the Lakeshore region including many on Wisconsin’s endangered or threatened list. Common animals are white-tailed deer, black bear, red fox, coyote, otters and beaver.

Eight historic lighthouses are listed in the area. Devils, Michigan, Raspberry and Sand Island lighthouses can be toured. Some of the lighthouses are still in use. Tours are offered from around mid-June through September by request from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own boat or kayak to explore.  However, the Apostle Island Cruise service also offers cruises and shuttles.

Activities at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore include boating, lighthouse tours, scuba diving, hiking, fishing, hunting and camping.

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