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Address: WI
Activities: Camping, Biking
Description: Year-round park located on Madeline Island, offering camping, swimming...
Year-round park located on Madeline Island, offering camping, swimming, hiking, fishing and picnicking.
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Consider a winter visit

I wouldn't have thought to consider going here in the winter but am glad I did. I was able to see some incredible ice formations. It also gave me an excuse to cross the Ice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I wouldn't have thought to consider going here in the winter but am glad I did. I was able to see some incredible ice formations. It also gave me an excuse to cross the Ice Road. I imagine every year is a little different depending on winter conditions. I'll be checking another winter and am looking forward to seeing the... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have visited Big Bay many times in many seasons and in varying weather. In 2013 we went out on the northward facing rock outcropping - going over the fence - as 30 mile per hour gusty winds from Canada crashed huge waves against cliffs. Spray hit us, it was chilling, it was wonderful! It is equally wonderful when calm,... More 

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East Granby, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The day was perfectly sunny to take a ferry from bayfield to Madeline island. Drove clockwise on county road h, picked up the gravel road through the canopy trees. We were a week early for peak fall colors. At the point there's a tiny private sandy beach with lots of waves. Park entrance has well equipped restrooms, and good information.... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This park has some of the best views of Lake Superior on the island. It can be a bit of a trek but very worth it if you finish the entire hiking trail in the park.

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Chappell, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We spent one day with our 3 children hiking around and playing on the rocks. There were good trails with different loop options and a ton of access to the cliffs. We ran into some people cliff jumping and had fun with that. Our 2 year old was a bit tough a times being close to the edges so I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Lovely hiking trails, pretty scenery, some terrific views of Lake Superior, the interior lagoon or estuary, the dramatic lakeshore rock formations. One can also rent canoes or kayaks there, and swim in the lake. A lovely way to spend some outdoor time.

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Carlsbad, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Park isn't very big and there is not many hiking trails. Beach is nice and has a decent boardwalk area between the beach and lagoon. I would recommend hiking on some of the other islands if you really want a nature experience.

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We visited this park when it was accessible from the ice road. We were a little unsure because we had never driven on an ice road before but it was a fun experience! We walked along the trail for about an hour and a half and it was like walking into a different world. The water was frozen and the... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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198 reviews 198 reviews
63 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We didn't leave enough time to really do this but I plan to go back. Looks like a beautiful park and great hike along the water.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We hiked the Point trail, which ran along the lakeside cliffs (where there were lots of wonderful rock formations) and then visited the beach. It was too cold to swim, but we plan to come back when it's warmer. The beach is long (over a mile) and very clean. The trail is flat, but very long, and there is only... More 

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