Hike, fish, swim, camp, kayak, dogsled or simply wander along a quiet trail – there are almost as many ways to enjoy the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area as there are waves on its vast watery face. An annual stopping point for hundreds of species of migratory birds and home to a wide range of waterfowl and wildlife, Lake Superior is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination.

Visiting with young children? Explore with Club Parka!

The Club Parka booklet invites kids to explore, learn and have fun! Once activities are completed, they'll receive a reward! The booklets are available on site.

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  • Four people hiking.

    ​Hike Lake Superior’s rugged North Shore

    Discover views that will take your breath away as you hike the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior overlooking the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.

  • A sailboat on Lake Superior.

    ​Sail into the heart of Superior

    Explore the vast waters of Lake Superior on a chartered boat tour, view columnar basalts and archways, visit the site of the sunken Gunilda and discover the Slate Islands, Rossport Islands and Battle Islands.

  • People fishing off of a boat.

    ​Cast your line in Lake Superior

    Charter a boat, find a flycasting spot on shore, or head for an ice-fishing hole and you’ll discover trout, Chinook salmon, pike, walleye and perch all waiting for you in the waters of Lake Superior!

All activities

Back-country camping Backcountry camping
Boat tour Boat tour
Canoeing Canoeing
Lookout Lookout
Picnic area Picnicking
Swimming Swimming
Sailboating Boating
Cross-country skiing Cross country skiing
Ice skating
Sea Kayaking Paddling
Base diving Scuba diving
Accommodation Stay overnight
Beaches Beach
Camping Camping
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Photo Opportunity Photography
Snowshoeing Snowshoeing
Surfing Surfing