Ice caves close for the season - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Ice caves close for the season

Posted: Updated:
BAYFIELD (WKOW) --  The natural spectacle of the Apostle Islands ice caves is now history, in more ways than one.
This year's incredible ice sculptures brought 138,000 people to see the caves on Lake Superior, near Bayfield.

That's a new record; by comparison, 12,700 people visited in 2009, the last time the lake froze enought to make the caves reachable by foot.

The National Park Service closed the caves at midnight Monday.

Officials say the ice was getting too weak to support people walking to and from the caves.

Most Viewed Content

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at