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Where to leave your car

Houston
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Where to leave your car

Is there a place to leave your car if you take the ferry over to Isle Royale for a few days?

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Minneapolis...
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1. Re: Where to leave your car

Are you taking GPIR Transportation? From their FAQ,

Is there parking available at Hat Point Marina?

Parking is available for our ferry passengers only, with space for cars, trailers, campers, and RVs at the terminal we dock at. Parking fees are charged by Hat Point Marina, not GPIR. Cost is currently $4.00 per vehicle per day. Visitors pay for parking at the marina office when they return to Grand Portage. The village of Grand Portage requires Isle Royale visitors must park in the marina parking lots; vehicle parking in any other area is prohibited. For more information you may call 218-475-2476.

http://www.isleroyaleboats.com/faq.html

Edited: 13 October 2017, 17:58
Houston
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2. Re: Where to leave your car

Thank you for the information. We are just beginning to plan our trip for June 2018 and trying to figure out the logistics. There is a lot to see in the area! Based on what I have found so far, I am thinking we will leave out of Copper Harbor since the schedule is more flexible. I will check and see if they have parking available as well.

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3. Re: Where to leave your car

The Keeweenaw Peninsula of the UP is a beautiful place! You could take the Isle Royale Queen IV out of Copper Harbor (3 hours) or the Ranger out of Houghton (6 hours), all are listed on the National Park Service site https:/…transportation-services.htm

Note that Grand Portage MN and Copper Harbor MI are VERY far apart by land, so you'll have to decide if your trip is going to be along the "North Shore" of Lake Superior in Minnesota, or if you'll spend your time enjoying the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Yes, you could hit both, but it all depends on how much time you have & how much driving you want to do.

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