National Parks Around Oneida

Apostle Islands

National Lakeshore

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Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these Jewels of Lake Superior.

The Long Island Light.

Weather

Lake Superior is renowned for its cold temperatures, rough seas, fog, and sudden squalls. Boaters and paddlers should monitor marine weather forecasts and be constantly alert to changing conditions. Average daytime high temperatures range from 60 degrees Fahrenheit in May, to the upper 80s in mid-summer, to the mid-60s in September. Average lows vary from 40 degrees in May, to the upper 50s in mid-summer, to 50 degrees in September. Average water temperatures in May and June are only in the 40s.

Driving Directions

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore features several points of interest. Learn more about how to get to the park on the park website. More directions to Apostle Islands.

Operating Hours

All of the water and land within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are open 24/7, 365 days a year. From time-to-time there are area closures for different reasons. Check the website for most current closure information.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fees: There are no entrance fees for the lakeshore, however, there are various user fees. Check the website for more information.

Contact

Mailing Address:
415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814

Physical Address:
415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814

Phone Number: 7157793397

Ice Age

National Scenic Trail

A mere 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age, much of North America lay under a huge glacier. Mammoths, saber tooth cats and cave lions roamed the earth! Some of the best evidence of this glacier is found in Wisconsin such as the state’s many lakes, river valleys, gently rolling hills, and ridges. The nearly 1,200 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the glacier's edge.

volunteers build a boardwalk

Weather

Wisconsin has four distinctly different seasons. Wisconsin's continental climate means this state enjoys a little bit of everything, weather-wise. Summers are generally warm and pleasant, while the area is covered with a thick blanket of white snow in winter.

Driving Directions

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail stretches nearly 1,200 miles across Wisconsin. Plane Commercial airports are located in major cities and regional communities throughout the state at varying distances from the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Car Numerous trailheads with parking are located throughout the state. More directions to Ice Age.

Operating Hours

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is not your 'typical' park. The trail is almost 1,200 miles long and crosses the state of Wisconsin north to south and east to west. The Trail is open year round. However some segments may be closed during Wisconsin's November 9-day gun deer hunting season. Additional information about hunting seasons, trail conditions and closures along the rest of the trail is available from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Ice Age Trail Alliance.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Fees: Some public lands such as state and county parks located along the Trail may charge entrance fees. Camping registration, permits, and fees may also be needed. Before your visit you should check with the local land manager regarding possible fees and registration requirements.

Contact

Mailing Address:
National Park Service
Madison, WI 53711

Physical Address:
National Park Service
Madison, WI 53711

Phone Number: 6084415610

North Country

National Scenic Trail

Come to the North Country. Trek the hills and valleys. Lakes and streams remain from glaciers that molded the landscape 10,000 years before. Experience clear-flowing water, the red and gold of autumn, a fairyland of snow, tall grass prairies, and distant horizons. From New York to North Dakota, you're never far from a great outdoor adventure. Experience your America at a walking pace.

Hiking on trail

Weather

With the trail going through over 4,600 miles through seven states from the Northeast to the Great Plains, weather along the trail can be highly variable. You could be subject to any kind of weather or temperature related emergency depending on your location and the season. Be careful to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses and hypothermia while out on the trail. Be mindful of lightning, severe storms, and other environmental hazards common to the “North Country.”

Driving Directions

When complete, the North Country National Scenic Trail will be approximately 4,600 miles long. Currently, over 2,000 miles of trail are complete and waiting for you to use. Trail headquarters is based in Lowell, Michigan. Find North Country Trail Association's Maps and Trails Data to help you get there at https://northcountrytrail.org/trail/maps. More directions to North Country.

Operating Hours

The North Country Trail is generally open at all times and during all seasons. There may be area or seasonal closures at the discretion of the local land owner or manager. Please contact local managers or the North Country Trail Association at (616) 897-5987 x1 for the latest trail closures.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Fees: No fees are charged for hiking on the trail but fees may be required for parking, camping, or entrance at various sections along the trail. http://www.nps.gov/noco/planyourvisit/fees.htm

Contact

Mailing Address:
PO Box 288
Lowell, MI 49331

Physical Address:
219 E. Main Street
Lowell, MI 49331

Phone Number: 6163197906

Saint Croix

National Scenic Riverway

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Grab your paddle and your longing for adventure and head to the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers! Together they form the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, offering over 200 miles of clean water that glides and rushes through a forested landscape. Paddle, boat, fish, and camp among this wild and scenic beauty. Hiking and historic towns also beckon, if you can bear to leave the cool water.

A man holds a large fish while sitting in a boat near a forested shore.

Weather

Access to the Riverway is year-round. Early spring temperatures can reach into the 40's resulting in high, fast, and cold water from melting snow and ice. Summers are warm and humid. Severe weather can be experienced anytime from mid-spring through late summer. Fall colors begin in late September with high temperatures averaging in the 60's. Winter can set in early with high temperatures in the teens, lows falling below zero, and occasional heavy snow. The rivers can begin to freeze over by early December.

Driving Directions

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway stretches for over 200 miles in northwest Wisconsin and east-central Minnesota. The Namekagon River flows entirely in Wisconsin while the St. Croix River serves as a border between the two states for much of its length. With many different access points there are numerous opportunities for day trips as well as multi-day paddling adventures. Visitor centers are located on the Namekagon River in Trego, Wisconsin, and on the St. Croix River in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. More directions to Saint Croix.

Operating Hours

The St. Croix and Namekagon rivers are open all-day, year-round except for periods of dangerous water conditions. Access to landings and trails is seasonal.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway: Free entrance to national park visitor centers. Free entrance to national park facilities and lands. There may be charges to enter state, county, and private lands within the boundaries of the Riverway.

Contact

Mailing Address:
401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Physical Address:
401 North Hamilton Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Phone Number: 7154832274