America's Best Huts: Beaver Island Shelter

Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
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Beaver Island Shelter hut

The Northern Lights pinch-hit for electricity at this Washington Harbor shelter.

The evergreen-framed vantage over Lake Superior’s steely bay from this small shelter would put most any tentdoor view to shame. The first-come, first-serve hut (sleeps six) is situated on small Beaver Island in Washington Harbor—meaning you need to kayak roughly .5 mile from the Windigo Ranger Station to get there. Rent a canoe from the Windigo Store (starting at $23) to secure paradise.

Trailhead Windigo Season June through September Amenities Wooden platform (bring a pad) Reservation Free; first-come, first-serve Contact 

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