Isle Royale NP: Rock Harbor Trail - Map 2
Moskey Basin is a beautiful campground situated right off the well-protected waters at the end of Rock Harbor. It offers six shelters, group and individual campsites, pit toilets, a large dock, and some spectacular sunrises that are well worth leaving a warm sleeping bag in the morning. Climb the rocky bluffs above the dock for an incredible view down the length of Rock Harbor.
Heading west from Moskey Basin is the Lake Richie Trail, best known as the longest portage on Isle Royale at 2.1 miles. But backpackers use the trail to reach the Indian Portage Trail, which takes them to the Greenstone Ridge. Once on the Greenstone they can head east to return to Rock Harbor in 1-2 days or continue west and reach Windigo in 2-3 days. Indian Portage Trail also heads south from Lake Richie Trail and in 4.1 miles reaches to Chippewa Harbor Campground, another beautiful spot to spend the night.
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