Wisconsin Point

  • Wisconsin Point photo by Megan Wilson.

    Wisconsin Point photo by Megan Wilson.
  • A ship passes by the Superior Entry Lighthouse on Wisconsin Point. Photo by Tom Bridge.

    A ship passes by the Superior Entry Lighthouse on Wisconsin Point. Photo by Tom Bridge.
  • Wisconsin Point is a popular destination for birders. Photo by Tom Bridge.

    Wisconsin Point is a popular destination for birders. Photo by Tom Bridge.
  • Wisconsin Point is great for swimming, playing in the sand, and other beach fun. Photo by Nancie Jardine.

    Wisconsin Point is great for swimming, playing in the sand, and other beach fun. Photo by Nancie Jardine.
  • Superior Entry Lighthouse photo by Tom Mackay.

    Superior Entry Lighthouse photo by Tom Mackay.
  • Wisconsin Point is a popular destination for birders and photographers. Photo by Catherine Khalar.

    Wisconsin Point is a popular destination for birders and photographers. Photo by Catherine Khalar.

At the extreme west end of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater sand spit (3.5 miles) in Wisconsin protects the city of Superior's harbor, forming sheltered Allouez Bay and the St. Louis River Estuary. Recreational opportunities include: 229 acres, with 2 3/4 miles of beach; Bird watching, hiking, beach use, and duck hunting; Watchable Wildlife area; Historical marker for a sacred Chippewa burial ground; and the Superior entry lighthouse. The Point contains stands of old growth pine, beach dune communities and marsh open water habitats creating one of the best migratory bird areas in May and Sept at this intersection of marsh, lake and woodland.

Directions

As you enter Superior on Hwy. 2/53 turn east about 1.5 miles on Moccasin Mike Road, then northwest on Wisconsin Point Road. There are a number of parking areas in the 2.5-miles to the end of the point.

Free Admission

  • Yes

Features

  • On Water
  • Pets Welcome/Inquire

Hunting Type

  • Duck

History/Heritage Type

  • Native American Heritage

Natural Attractions Type

  • Beaches
  • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Scenic Vistas