Navigating the Island Royale National Park

Aug 29, 2016 | Fishing, Travel

By Darin Koob | Outer Escapes

If you’re looking for a great fishing spot as well as some interesting adventures, Island Royale National Park may be just the place for you.

The Island Royale National Park in Michigan has over 40 documented species of fish. This Great Lakes island is truly remarkable. Whether you’re kayak fishing the inland lakes for Pike near McCargoe Cove to Chipewa Harbor, or shore fishing Lake Superior, your Paxis® backpack will be an essential component of your trip.

This National Park is a designated U.S. Biosphere Reserve. It is very remote and requires a three to five hour ferry ride to reach Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. You can download a map of the park by clicking on this Island Royale National Park Map link.

What to do

Because of the 165 miles of scenic trails, this backpack makes life easier. It is ideal for all the fishing and hiking, scenic trails, exploring its 36 campgrounds, and fishing on Lake Superior or in the island’s inland lakes. This park is comprised of numerous parallel ridges that formed from ancient lava flows that have glaciated. Some of the other highlights that draw visitors to this park include:

  • Abundance of Wildlife
  • Ancient Shipwrecks
  • Copper Mining sites
  • Historic Lighthouses

Finally, if you’re able to visit the Island Royale National Park and do some fishing, make sure to share and tag your photos with “#mypaxis”.

Darin Koob

“Darin Koob has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Communications from Western Washington University and enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing, camping & boating. He is the Founder & President of OuterEscape, LLC, an internet marketing company designed for outdoor enthusiasts. He is also a member of the Northwest Outdoor Writer’s Association (NOWA).

Darin’s passion for the outdoors was developed at an early age through numerous hikes in the backcountry with is family. His passion for fishing was inspired by his grandfather whom was an avid fisherman. Darin enjoys adventure outdoor photography, HD Video, and has been involved with real time promotions and live-streaming of events. He also spends a lot of time on the Washington coast chasing Salmon & Steelhead.”


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