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Apostle Islands Ice Caves

415 Washington Ave, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814 USA

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“Must see ice caves!”

The ice caves are located at the western end of the Mainland Unit of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in far northern Bayfield County. There is a parking area and stairs to the beach/ice at the end of Meyers Road. The turn-off for Meyers Road is 18 miles west of Bayfield and 4 miles east of Cornucopia along Highway 13. The GPS address is: 90500 Meyers Road.  Visiting the caves in winter requires at least a 2 mile hike (round trip) on the ice of Lake Superior. Travel on Lake Superior can be dangerous any time of the year. Traveling across the ice demands extra attention to personal safety. Because of the unpredictability of lake ice, traveling across it is never completely safe. Before heading out, visitors must understand all of the risks involved, and the physical demands required for hiking out to the caves. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore staff checks the ice and monitors the weather to determine when the Mainland Caves are accessible. NPS is not, however, able to check every day. Cold temperatures can form thick ice, but wind and waves can break up that ice and make it very unstable. Low Risk ice conditions allow the area to be deemed accessible to visitors. 

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Reviewed by
Charles

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 10, 2014

The opportunity to go see the sea caves transformed into ice caves doesn't come around very often, so take the opportunity when it next comes around. Spectacular ice formations and really beautiful to be there at sunset but because it doesn't happen every year it sure will be busy when you go. The weekend before my wife and I visited we were told by one of the park patrols the previous weekend had over 10,000 visitors. It was still worth the trip, though!

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Apostle Islands Ice Caves

415 Washington Ave
Bayfield, Wisconsin
54814 USA

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