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Huron Islands Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

Lighthouse Island (aka West Island) is the only island open to public access. Daylight hours only.

Recreational Opportunities

Lighthouse Island is a wonderful place to feel the isolation of a bygone era. Hike the trail up to the lighthouse and down the length of the island imagining what it must have been like before the age of electronic communication and satellite navigation.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Weather on Lake Superior can change rapidly. Bring clothing appropriate for the season and anything you may encounter.

Safety and Current Conditions

The water 3 miles out in Lake Superior can be treacherous. Be sure to consult navigation charts, check the weather and let someone know where you are going. A public boat dock located on the west side of Lighthouse Island was rebuilt in 2008. The trail to the lighthouse is steep and may be slippery after rains and on humid days.

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