At the southwestern end of Isle Royale is Windigo, on the shore of Washington Harbor, only 22 miles from the Minnesota shore. Secluded Washington Harbor welcomes boating and trout fishermen. It is easily accessible by boat service from Grand Portage via the Wenonah, which offers daily service to Windigo. Also, the Voyageur offers visitors a scenic ride around the island from Windigo to Rock Harbor Lodge.
The Windigo store is open mid-June through early September selling groceries, sandwiches, camping supplies, fishing licenses and tackle, gifts and photo supplies for visitors. The marina offers gasoline, pump-out service, plus motorboat, canoe, and kayak rentals. Showers and laundry facilities are located near the store.June 4th-September 13th, 2019: 8AM-6PM
The Windigo Store is located at the top of the hill just past the NPS Visitor Center on the southwest end of the island in Washington Harbor. There we offer a standard selection of groceries, freeze dried camping meals, fishing tackle, camping and hiking accessories, camping fuel, photo supplies, boating accessories, bagged ice, apparel, souvenirs, toiletries and sundries.
At the Windigo Store, one can purchase tokens for the shower, as well as rent towels (for the shower).
Coin operated laundry facilities are located in the same complex as the showers.
If you are flying in on Isle Royale Seaplanes, you can purchase fuel at the Windigo Store.
We sell isobutane mix fuel, as well as white gas.
Because we understand how important having fuel is for your backpacking trip, we carry an ample fuel supply at both ends of the island.
The Windigo Store does sell Michigan DNR fishing licenses!
This is where one will rent canoes, kayaks, and motorboats.
We do not rent kayaks overnight.
The Windigo is also where you will check into your camper cabin, you will also rent your bed packs and cooking supplies.
The Windigo Store does offer light food services: frozen pizza, pre-made sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches.
Does Windigo sell alcohol?
The Windigo Store sells beer and wine only.
Does the Windigo Store sell ice?
Yes, we sell bags of ice!