When was the last time the Apostle Island ice caves were open?

2014 and 2015
The caves were last open to public access in 2014 and 2015. In the past the ice caves have been an economic boon to the area, bringing thousands of people (and their money) to make a trek of 1-mile or more to take in the natural wonders.

Where are Apostle Island ice caves?

northern Bayfield County
Where are the 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 in northwestern Wisconsin. There is a parking area and stairs to the beach/ice at the end of Meyers Beach Road.

Can you see the Apostle Islands from mainland?

Of the three National Lakeshores (four, if you count Indiana Dunes, which is now a National Park), Apostle Islands NL is the one that you really do need a boat to truly explore. With only a small stretch of land on the mainland, there really isn’t much to see inside the park boundaries without getting out on the water.

What is the best time of year to visit the Apostle Islands?

Summer is the best time to visit the Apostle Islands, namely July and August. June and September are also good months, but meteorological conditions are much more unstable.

Are ice caves safe?

Ice caves, like those at Big Four Ice Caves, pose a very real threat to anyone venturing in or near them. No matter how well-compacted or safe the snow may seem, always err on the side of caution and stay out of ice caves.

Is the Madeline Island ice road open?

▾ Madeline Island Ice Road- Closed.

Can you walk on Lake Superior?

The sea caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin are usually only accessible by boat. But right now, for the first time in five years, you can walk to them across the frozen surface of Lake Superior and see the icy wonderland inside.

Can you kayak the Apostle Islands in April?

That said, when the weather in these months is good, it’s really good and some of the best hiking and kayaking can be done in late April and May before the days get too hot and the bugs are alive. If you’re prepared to dress appropriately, spring can be a beautiful time to enjoy the outdoors in the Apostle Islands.