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Activities: Biking, Camping
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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Camping with Critters

This was our second time camping here. We went with two other families and had a blast. We camped in the walk-in tent sites which are spacious and very private. This year they had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was our second time camping here. We went with two other families and had a blast. We camped in the walk-in tent sites which are spacious and very private. This year they had a cart to use for hauling which was helpful. The only issue with this area is that there is no toilet facility and the closest one... More 

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice beach on Lake Superior - campgrounds looked nice - wanted to stay but they were full. Will definitely head here next time we head that far north.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I should have done some research before I paid my $10 for my day pass. There were so many fierce biting flies it made it impossible to do anything in this park. We were covered with Deep Woods Off but apparently that does not repel this type of fly. At one point my 4 yr old was covered in 50... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was a good walk but not that scenic or fun to climb around on...I wished we could get to a beach or lower area for the kids to do something. Bought a state park pass there so that's a good thing I guess... It was nice to be out of the sun but the mosquitos came on inthe cool... More 

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Avoca, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Big Bay beach is a beautiful restful place to visit. Was a long car ride from home to get here, but well worth the trip Came with our grand kids and even my grandson commented upon seeing it for the first time, that he did not know that it would be this nice. Family had a great time and memorable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The peaceful park is worth the ferry and drive over. Nice boardwalk along the beach. A wedding party was arriving as we left. Pristine beach was great to see it preserved so well.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The beautiful beach is a must-see if on Madeline Island. A short drive or fairly easy bike ride from La Point, the beach extends from the state park to the town park. The boardwalk trail is also wonderful, allowing you to get off the beach and into shade, with frequent paths allowing you to shift from one to the other.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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