Isle Royale National Park

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Isle Royale National Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Isle Royale aerial.jpg
An aerial view of Isle Royale
Map showing the location of Isle Royale National Park
Map showing the location of Isle Royale National Park
Location in the United States
Map showing the location of Isle Royale National Park
Map showing the location of Isle Royale National Park
Location in Michigan
LocationKeweenaw County, Michigan, United States
Nearest cityThunder Bay, Ontario
Coordinates48°6′0″N 88°33′0″W / 48.10000°N 88.55000°W / 48.10000; -88.55000Coordinates: 48°6′0″N 88°33′0″W / 48.10000°N 88.55000°W / 48.10000; -88.55000
Area571,790 acres (2,314.0 km2)[1]
EstablishedApril 3, 1940
Visitors25,798 (in 2018)[2]
Governing bodyNational Park Service
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Isle Royale National Park is a wildlife reserve on more than 100 islands in northwest Lake Superior, in northern Michigan in the United States. This national park was opened in 1940. The wildlife includes moose, wolves and many kinds of birds.

One of the islands is called Isle Royale. It has an area of 229 square miles. Native Americans mined copper on this island in pre-Columbian times (before 1492). The mines can still be seen here.

Referneces[change | change source]

  1. "Listing of acreage as of December 31, 2011" (PDF). Land Resource Division, National Park Service. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  2. "Five Year Annual Recreation Visits Report". Public Use Statistic Office, National Park Service. Retrieved March 7, 2019.

Other websites[change | change source]

Isle Royale National Park - National Park Service website