Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

SK Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

  • August 28, 2021
  • September 04, 2021
  • Bayfield Wisconsin



SK The Apostle Islands August 28- September 4, 2021

Trip Sponsor:  Linda Decker

Technical Leads: Angela Henley, Andy Thieneman, Nate Strong, Martha Gitt & Carol Anderson

Trip Level and Paddler Expected Ability: L3 (Potential L4 conditions ) Please review 

Trip Level Guide 1-2021.docx

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore exists as a coastal park at the northeastern tip of the Bayfield Peninsula, the northernmost mainland point in Wisconsin. It consists of 21 islands and a 12-mile mainland area and has significant historic, scenic, natural, and recreational resource.

We will be in paddle/camping groups of 5-6. The maximum number of participants will be capped at 15 depending on number of team leaders and ability level of the paddlers.

 We will plan to camp at Little Sand Bay Campground Saturday and Sunday nights and will paddle to the Mainland Sea Caves on Sunday. On Monday morning, our groups will set out for the islands for 5 nights of primitive camping. We will arrive back to Little Sand Bay Saturday morning and head for home.

The route that each group will take is determined by the Team Leader and is dependant on what campsites are available. Sample Itineraries we have done in the past:

Inner Island Group:  Little Sand BayàYorkàOak 6-à Stockton-Presque Ile Bay – Day trip to Michigan Island à Manitou à York à Little Sand Bay)..  

Outer Island Group: YorkàSouth Twin 1 àDevils Island à Stockton 21 à Presque Ile  Bay (Stockton)  à York à Little Sand Bay.

Here is an island map if you want to check them out:   https://www.nps.gov/apis/planyourvisit/upload/APIS-map-07.pdf

Required Equipment:  Sea kayaks with spray skirts, fore and aft bulkheads, full perimeter deck lines, pump/paddle float and safety equipment are required. You will have to carry your own camping gear, clothes, and food with you in your kayak. 

Registration:   Register here and e-mail Linda Decker lsdecker2018@gmail.com 

*I have some tent campsites available

Camping Reservations At Little Sand Bay Campground Call or email 1-715-779-5233 sandbaycampground@centurytel.net 

Covid Policy:
During all scheduled club activities, we will follow CDC and Local Mask and Social Distancing Guidelines.
Participants are expected to withdraw from the event if experiencing symptoms or if in a quarantine status

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