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Big Bay State Park
Show off your selfie skills! Find a selfie stand located at the end of the boardwalk leading to the beach and stop for a fun photo. Share yours with us on Instagram using #ScenicWisconsin.
Located on Madeline Island, the largest of 22 Apostle Islands, this 2,350-acre park sports rugged wooded cliffs with dramatic views of Lake Superior. It contains a State Natural Area that is open for use by the public. Habitats include bogs, barrier beach, boreal forest and old growth hemlock. 4 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and 1.5 miles of sandy beach. Mile long boardwalk, drinking fountain, viewing platform. Has adaptive equipment available for people with mobility impairment including beach wheelchair.
Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times. Certain areas may be off limits to pets. Visit our website for more details.
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- Disabled Access
- On Water
- Pets Welcome/Inquire
- Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
- Number of Campsites
- Dumping Station
- Natural Attractions Type
- Parks, Forests, Trails
- Campground Type
- Adaptive Equipment Available
- Publicly Owned
- Showers and Flush Toilets
- Camping Hook-ups
- Trail Length (miles)
Travel Green Wisconsin Certified
Certified: (Req. 30 Points)
- A recycling program is in place
- Low flow fixtures are installed
- Leave No Trace principles are promoted
- 50 meter tall tower collects data about wind to study feasibility of wind turbines on Madeline Island