During the Ice Age, huge glaciers advanced and retreated through this region of Wisconsin, sculpting the sandstone bedrock and enlarging channels between what would become the park's 21 islands in Lake Superior. Today, the lakeshore lies within a transitional zone where boreal and northern forests meet, offering visitors ample opportunities to hike and paddle among the beaches, cliffs, caves, islands, and woods.
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Fact Sheet Protecting and Connecting Our Nation's Treasured Park Landscapes National parks are key to protecting and connecting our most revered places.
Report Restoring the Great Lakes in our National Parks This report highlights the successful and critical role that the National Park Service plays in restoring the Great Lakes, safeguarding public health, creating jobs, and protecting these special places belonging to all Americans.
Report Center for State of the Parks: Great Lakes Recognizing the significance of the Great Lakes, the Center for State of the Parks endeavored to determine the conditions of natural and cultural resources at six parks along the lakes: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and Keweenaw National Historical Park.