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Beautiful park.

State park and the beach is beautiful. Wide open shoreline. Not too crowded. We camped one... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
Moose Lake, Minnesota
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Most Beautiful Winter Hike...

Do not let the cold, wind, or ice deter you from experiencing the park in the Winter! It is... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Cambridge, Minnesota
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Year-round park located on Madeline Island, offering camping, swimming, hiking, fishing and picnicking.
2402 Hagen Rd, La Pointe, WI, WI 54850-1500
+1 715-747-6425
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

State park and the beach is beautiful. Wide open shoreline. Not too crowded. We camped one night, there less than 24 hours. Another night would have been perfect. The small town of La Pointe is worth checking out too, good food and cute shops near...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kpruette
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Do not let the cold, wind, or ice deter you from experiencing the park in the Winter! It is beautiful and the views of the lake are outstanding because there are no leaves on the trees. The roads were plowed all the way to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We biked here from town, which was an easy ride. Then we just walked the short path along the coastline, but it was beautiful. Overall, I highly recommend the combo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MNoreen
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Big Bay State Park is a Wisconsin State Park and is located on the eastern shore of Madeline Island. Madeline Island is the largest island in the Apostle Island chain and is located just a short 25 minute ferry ride from Bayfield, WI. This park...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We were really impressed by this state park - they have nice paths to explore and everything is so well cared for. We went to the cliffs where people were jumping into the lake (not endorsed by the park system but looked super fun and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank erikashaffer
Reviewed July 19, 2018

I think all state parks are beautiful, and it is hard to rank them critically, because they all have an adventure to offer. But I was tad disappointed with this state park. My family and my friends' family took our 5 kids (ages 5-10) for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank lovesgoldens
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Stop along your hike to sit on the red rocks (sandstone) and soak up some Superior air. If it's stormy, watch the waves crash. Walk the trails and see giant hemlocks and white pines plus lots of wildflowers and thimbleberries and blueberries (later in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kate C
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This park is big and has a lot places to camp, to hike and to make a picnic or stay with your family! It very very organized!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank blogzerandoavida
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Beautiful park and stretch of beach on Madeleine Island, Wisconsin. This is off of Bayfield in Lake Superior, so the water is cold, but the setting is very pretty. A ferry ride is required from Bayfield to LaPointe, on the island. A great place to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank jonesrl2016
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

We have camped here twice now. It's a beautiful place and the campground is better than average. Camp sites are far apart, so you have more privacy. (Though it also means a longer walk to the bathroom!) The island is gorgeous and we drove around...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank kristinfreymn
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April 1, 2018|
Response from kacoffey |
Nope. They have sites for campers too at Big Bay State Park. I'd suggest checking out the state park on Reserve America.
October 16, 2017|
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Response from mnisotabythia | Reviewed this property |
Two things I’d suggest: 1. Just call and ask. 2. If you really don’t want to call the park, you can make reservations online. Through this, you can get an idea of how many campsites and what kind of campsites are currently... More