Ice Caves

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Visitor Fee For Apostle Islands Ice Caves Generates $140K

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore plans to use thousands of dollars generated through a new fee for visiting the ice caves this winter to cover the cost of additional staff and equipment.

04/21/2015

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Lake Superior Ice Caves To Close For Season

After attracting nearly 36,000 visitors over nine days, the Apostle Island ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin will be closing Monday night.

03/09/2015

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Lake Superior Ice Caves To Reopen After Temporary Closure

The popular ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are set to reopen after a temporary closure. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Superintendent Bob Krumenaker says the ice caves will reopen at 7 a.m. Thursday after being closed due to high winds.

03/04/2015

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Apostle Islands Ice Caves Proving Very Popular

According to the National Park Service, about 12,000 people visited the caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands this weekend. The ice caves drew more than 138,000 tourists last year, when the deep freeze made the caves accessible to pedestrians for the first time in nearly five years.

03/02/2015

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Lake Superior Ice Caves Prove Popular Again

The ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are proving very popular again this year. According to the National Park Service, the caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands opened Saturday and attracted more than 7,000 people.

03/02/2015

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4 Things To Know: Feb. 26, 2015

Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Thursday, Feb. 26. First, firefighters battled an intense fire overnight in south Minneapolis in frigid temps. The fire was along the 3700 block of Park Avenue South.

02/26/2015

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Apostle Island Ice Caves May Open This Weekend

The ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore could be open to the public this weekend.

02/24/2015

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Beautiful Ice Caves Form On Lake Michigan

A man in Northern Michigan discovered some spectacular ice caves forming on Lake Michigan. When Eric Lepaugh saw mounds forming along the lakeshore, he made the trek out onto the frozen waters and found some spectacular ice caves.

02/21/2015

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Visits To The Apostle Islands’ Ice Caves May Cost You

The ice caves in Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands were a huge tourist hit last winter. They were so popular that the National Park Service is talking about charging a fee. About 138,000 people visited the amazing scene last winter.

10/15/2014

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Apostle Islands Ice Caves To Close This Weekend

Access to the popular ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will be closed by Sunday night due to safety concerns, according to National Park Superintendent Bob Krumenaker. The caves, which just saw one of its longest and most popular seasons in recent memory, will close due to rapidly-changing ice conditions that pose a growing safety concern.

03/12/2014

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Tourism At Apostle Islands Brings In $24M, Creates Over 300 Jobs

A new report shows just how much national parks benefit the local economy. The National Park Service report from 2012 showed that the 163,419 people that visited the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfiled, Wis. spent a collective $24 million during their visits.

03/03/2014

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Nearly 78K Have Visited Apostle Islands Ice Caves

The ice caves near the Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin are still proving to be very popular. According to the National Park Service, nearly 78,000 people visited the caves along Lake Superior from Jan. 15 through the end of February.

03/02/2014

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Ice Caves Reopen On Lake Superior

National Park rangers have reopened the popular ice caves along the Lake Superior shore near the Apostle Islands. Officials closed the area Thursday night because of the strong winter storm and uncertainty how it would affect ice conditions on the lake.

02/24/2014

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Ice Caves Popularity Overwhelms Park Staff

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has turned to other agencies for help in handling the thousands of people visiting the area to see the majestic beauty of ice caves along the south shore of Lake Superior.

02/19/2014

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Outdoor Thrill-Seekers Flocking To Lake Superior Ice Caves

Along the shore of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin, the ugly winter has created something truly beautiful. Ice caves, some as high as two-story homes, are drawing thousands some driving hours to see the carvings by nature.

02/06/2014