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April and Kendra Randrup of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., are framed by an archway covered by icicles during a visit to the Apostle Island sea caves near Cornucopia on Thursday. The caves are accessible in winter this season for the first time since 2009. (Andrew Krueger /

Access to Apostle Islands ice caves will close by Sunday at latest

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After nearly two months and an estimated 125,000 visitors, the end is near for the ice caves on Lake Superior in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.


Access to the wildly popular attraction will close for the season no later than Sunday night because of changing ice conditions, officials said.

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