Big Bay State Park

View Website Favorite (43) 2402 Hagen Road - La Pointe, WI 54850
Information: 715-747-6425
Toll Free: 888-936-2757

6am-11pm.

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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.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • On Water
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
    • Camping
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 10
  • Publicly Owned
    • Yes
  • Dumping Station
    • Yes
  • Campground Type
    • RV
    • Tent
    • Trailer
  • Number of Campsites
    • 60
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Beaches
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Showers and Flush Toilets
    • Yes
  • Adaptive Equipment Available
    • Yes
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Flat
    • Open
    • Wooded
  • Camping Hook-ups
    • Electric
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes

Nearby Places

1
Madeline Island Holiday Boutique 11/30/2019 La Pointe - 4.59 miles away
2
Santa & Mrs. Claus Arrive on the Ferry 12/14/2019 Bayfield - 5.92 miles away
3
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 11/30/2019 Bayfield - 5.96 miles away
4
Bayfield's Hometown Holiday Season 11/28/2019 - 12/16/2019 Bayfield - 6.1 miles away
5
Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour 12/07/2019 Bayfield - 6.1 miles away
6
Garland City of the North Christmas Parade 12/07/2019 Ashland - 15.13 miles away
7
Customer Appreciation Day 12/07/2019 Ashland - 15.77 miles away
8
Sleigh & Cutter Rally 1/11/2020 Ashland - 19.19 miles away

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Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

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Green Innovations

  • 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