The Apostle Islands' protected bays, public docks, pristine beaches, historic sites, and natural beauty offer outstanding boating and sailing opportunities. Public docks are found on 12 of the islands in the national lakeshore. Space is reserved at some docks for National Park Service (NPS) vessels and excursion boats. The remaining space is available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Please allow as much space as possible for other boats to dock.
Visit go.nps.gov/ApostleConditions for current conditions and closure information.
All visitors to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, who dock overnight (6pm - 6am) are required to pay the fee. This fee is an expanded amenity fee. There are no entrance fees at the lakeshore.
Please put your confirmation number, date of purchase, & other requested information onto the provided receipt and place in the window of your boat where readable.
$15/night for boats less than 40 feet in length
$30/night for boats 40 feet or greater.
The purchase of an overnight docking pass is only valid for the night it was purchased. Multiple nights may be purchased, but only for consecutive nights from the date of purchase. Purchase does NOT guarantee docking space if you leave and come back. Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.