I did my own armchair tour of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The official page has all the travel information and photos you could want.
However, for a more personal and timely touch, I recommend visiting the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Facebook page. Here you can look at current pictures and videos - and even read a poem!
For those wishing to learn more about the laws that created these parks, the National Park Service maintains a page of legal history. This page links to laws on:
- Historic Preservation
- Museums & Archives
- National Park Service
- Native Americans & NAGPRA
- Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation
"The area is an excellent one for a national lakeshore, containing beautiful beaches, 20 islands in the lake on which many animal species live, and much geological evidence of the glacial period, including caves, caverns, and arches carved out thousands of years ago." (116 Cong. Rec. 31210 (1970))
The Gaylord A. Nelson Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wilderness Act can be read online, as part of Public Law 108-447. You can also read the current law for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore online.