Ice Caves At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Will Likely Be Inaccessible This YearAs of Friday, less than 5% of Lake Superior was covered by ice, much lower than the typical 25% of coverage at the end of January.
Visitor Fee For Apostle Islands Ice Caves Generates $140KThe 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.
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Lake Superior Ice Caves To Reopen After Temporary ClosureThe 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.
Apostle Island Ice Caves May Open This WeekendThe ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore could be open to the public this weekend.
Apostle Island Ice Caves Still InaccessibleBusinesses that cater to tourists flocking to the Apostle Island ice caves say this season so far has been very different than last year. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore says there's little hope for an early ice cave season because of ice conditions. Last winter at this time, 3,000 people viewed the ice caves in one weekend.
Apostle Islands Ice Cave Visitors Will Pay $5 FeeVisitors to the Apostle Islands ice caves will have to pay a $5 fee this winter. The National Park Service will charge the fee for visitors ages 16 and older, assuming the caves form again this winter.
Apostle Islands Ice Caves To Close This WeekendAccess 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.
Nearly 78K Have Visited Apostle Islands Ice CavesThe 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.
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.
Outdoor Thrill-Seekers Flocking To Lake Superior Ice CavesAlong 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.