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Enjoyed Camping here for Applefest!

We had chosen Big Bay Town Campground as our base for the extended weekend during Applefest 2018... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Columbia, Missouri
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Overall great weekend. We arrived on the second weekend of September which was great for us as the... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Beautiful public beach, scenic overlook into Big Bay Lagoon.
2305 Big Bay Road, Madeline Island, La Pointe, WI 54850
+1 715-747-3031
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We had chosen Big Bay Town Campground as our base for the extended weekend during Applefest 2018. It was the first weekend in October and we got all we had hoped for by staying here. My wife loved the fall foliage and camping in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank michaelcI4289QL
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Overall great weekend. We arrived on the second weekend of September which was great for us as the summer crowd was not in attendance and kids were already in school. So, the campground was not full and we felt like we had tons of privacy....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LLOJ29
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The view and beach are better with sand plus rocks for throwing. It’s free (although donations requested) and links up with the State Park via trail. Also rental options with pay box.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 621jennyb
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I'm not a big camper but it was fun. We had a site in the back (56-60). Firewood is available, snacks(to some degree). Showers. Decent bathroom facilities. Trails,Kayak rentals. All in all not bad. About 6 miles to town so you can bike it.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Leon G
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Very nice facility. Clean restrooms, nice treed campsites. Lots of water recreational items, canoes, kayaks, beach area and a nice boardwalk. Beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Borders24U
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic little gem! This was such a great place to camp when visiting the island. We will definitely be back some day. Super well kept, coin operated showers available, amazing beach/shore line, and in case it’s important they have free WiFi at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank HeatherSRN
Ben S, Manager at Big Bay Town Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thanks Heather for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your time here with your family. There is quite a bit of 'behind-the-scenes' effort to make sure the Park is clean and welcoming to all during our busiest time, and always nice to hear when...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

First, the campground has been expanded and improved and now offers electric sites, clean washrooms, coin operated showers, and on-line reservations. It is definitely our new spot on the island to camp. If you've never been to the beach on Big Bay.. it will not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank vrappana
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We rented a couple of canoes, which are on site and very convenient. We went out in the lagoon for a paddle and some fishing and got to see some sandhill cranes too! Swimming there was very fun for the kids too!

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank 797joshual
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely awesome to camp! It is calm, the staff are great, the bathrooms are clean and nature around is beautiful! There are many places to hike and they have trails besides the beach, what is amazing for a morning run. Definitely, a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank blogzerandoavida
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This park has everything you need to relax or take an adventure into nature. Kayak and canoe rentals are on the between the beach and lagoon and use the ole' honor system to pay your fee. Just drop your money in the box and pick...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank summerslide
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Zachary H
August 21, 2018|
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Response from BenS5987 | Property representative |
Yes, LEASHED pets are allowed in the campground, on the beach, and on the Town-owned section of beach boardwalk. Poop bags are located near bathrooms throughout the campground and at the picnic shelter, please use them... More
August 8, 2018|
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Response from BenS5987 | Property representative |
Verizon customers have some luck with calls near the lakeshore and texting usually works either at the overlook, or near the office, which offers free wi-fi 24/7. There are 2 landline emergency phones on site. When a camp... More
July 28, 2017|
Response from SpiketheBiker | Reviewed this property |
I would call regarding the dogs, but I am pretty sure that dogs were not allowed on the beach and could not be left unattended at sites. If you go to the Big Bay Town park website, (links are not allowed here) you can see... More