Special Sub-Topic: Isle Royale National Park
|Isle Royale National Park is the only national park found in the state of Michigan.|
t. Other national sites in Michigan are Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks, and Keeweenaw, however Isle Royale is the only national park in Michigan. Keeweenaw is a famous historical mining town in the northern part of Michigan's lower peninsula. Pictured Rocks is on the shore of Lake Superior and is a site of cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, forests, lakes, and beaches. Sleeping Bear Dunes is famous for its giant sand dunes which are great fun to climb.
|Isle Royale National Park is on what Great Lake?|
Lake Superior. Because of its location on Lake Superior, fun activities in Isle Royale National Park include swimming and boating. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area and the third largest by volume.
|What geographic landform is best used to describe Isle Royale National Park?|
island. An island is an area of land that is surrounded by water on all four sides. Actually, Isle Royale National Park is made up of several islands, of which the island of Isle Royale is the largest.
|What industry was historically significant in the area where Isle Royale National Park was established?|
all are correct. Once the site of a large fishing industry, copper mining site, and a resort community, ships were guided around Isle Royale by lighthouses. These lighthouses would allow the ships to see the shore.
|Which of these animals are not typically found in Isle Royale National Park?|
bears. Isle Royale is famous for its wolf and moose populations. These populations are studied by many scientists that investigate predator-prey relationships. Isle Royale has such a unique environment that it is the only known place in the world where both moose and wolves exist together without bears.
|What is the longest of the hiking trails in Isle Royale National Park?|
Greenstone Ridge Trail. Greenstone Ridge Trail is a high ridge trail found in the center of Isle Royale National Park. It runs 40 miles from one end of the island to the other. In total, there are 165 miles of trails in the park.
|What is the closest city to Isle Royale National Park?|
Thunder Bay, Ontario. Thunder Bay was formerly known as the twin cities of Fort William and Port Arthur. It is the second most populous city in Northern Ontario.
|Isle Royale National Park is only accessible by floatplane, private boat and by ferry.|
t. Isle Royale National Park is only accessible from the cities of Grand Portage, Houghton, Copper Harbor, and Thunder Bay during the summer months. The only way to get there is by boat or floatplane.
|What National Park Service ship in Isle Royale National Park is 165 feet long and operates out of Houghton, Michigan?|
Ranger III. The Ranger III is a 165 foot long ship. It has been one of the largest owned ships by the National Park service and operates out of Houghton, Michigan. It can carry 125 passengers, canoes, and kayaks.
|In normal years, Isle Royale National Park is the only major National Park to close entirely for the winter.|
True. Isle Royale National Park is the only major national park to close entirely for the winter because of the difficultly of travel and hazards of wilderness survival during Michigan's winters.
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