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Gaylord Nelson Wilderness

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For questions about or recommendations for planning your next visit to the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness, you will need to contact one of the managing offices listed below by phone or email.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone: 715-779-3397
Email: Not available
General Contact: Julie Van Stappen, Chief of Planning & Resource Management
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814
Restrictions: Office hours: 7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday
Phone: 715-779-3398 x102
Fax: 715-779-3049


Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Website

Camping in the Apostles
A permit is required for all camping in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, including within the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness. This page contains specific information on how to acquire a permit, and explains the camping rules and regulations for the area.

Gaylord Nelson Wilderness
Links to the recently-completed Wilderness Study for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which recommended the designation of the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness; NPS wilderness policy and law; and interesting articles and essays on historic resources within wilderness.

Getting to the Islands
Lake Superior stands between you and your visit to the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness. Here is some information on how to get out to the islands.

Important Safety Information
Getting to the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness is often half the adventure, and sometimes more than half. Please read this information if you are considering a trip to the islands.

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