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Big Bay State Park

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Peaceful calming area

We visited La Pointe / Big Bay State Park after Labor Day. So we basically had the areas to... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
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Nice park on the lake

We hiked the 3 miles of trails that run along the lake. It was a very nice walk with plenty of... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
kevin s
Racine, Wisconsin
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  • Average5%
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“bug spray”(6 reviews)
“state park”(10 reviews)
“point trail”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2402 Hagen Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850-1500
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited La Pointe / Big Bay State Park after Labor Day. So we basically had the areas to ourselves.... and let me tell you, that was amazing!! Listening to the waves crash along the rocks and shoreline. Lake Superior Sore is just my happy...More

Thank iluv2trvl83
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We hiked the 3 miles of trails that run along the lake. It was a very nice walk with plenty of water views. Very flat and easy walk.

Thank kevin s
Reviewed August 25, 2018

I biked out from La Pointe on a warm day in early October and hiked a number of trails. My only regret was not camping there so I could hike ALL of the trails. I didn't have problems with insects but there were some wet...More

Thank Midwest_Nurse2018
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Walking along the beach on Lake Superior was awe-inspiring. It's a beautiful park! When we were there, we had a chance to admire what we termed "beach art." Someone had created little artworks to complement the beauty of Nature.

Thank James Z
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We visited Big Bay State Park for a 4-night camping trip. We had a pretty good experience and we saw some of the local wildlife (deer and raccoons.) There was a showerhouse not far down the road from where we were camping which was nice....More

5  Thank Delaney W
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We camped there for three nights and really liked the sites and their spacing etc. facilities were nice, clean and close.

1  Thank 797joshual
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Neat place. Drove though the park the other day. Place was pretty cool. Nice views. Camped here years back. Will be back

Thank txpackerfan10
Reviewed April 15, 2018

One of the best state parks in Wisconsin, for sure. You can camp or stay in a VRBO rental on the island, like we did. We visited the park daily to kayak, canoe, picnic, bike ride, swim, climb trees and for the daredevils: jump off...More

1  Thank summerslide
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a definite must see if you visit Madeline Island! This is a very large park with a vast array of knteresting spots to hike, picnic and camp!!!! Do not miss it!!

Thank Chris T
Reviewed November 7, 2017

The hikes are really good, we enjoyed at least 3 of them. Also the views of the great Lake Superior was fantastic, incredible beauty. We had a picnic lunch overlooking the lake, saw deer and other tracks. Loved the boardwalk area with all the information...More

1  Thank leesacarter
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Barb H
September 30, 2018|
Response from txpackerfan10 | Reviewed this property |
Look at the Wisconsin state parks. Can get a hourly one for ten or different fees for wisco or non wisco resident. I don’t know the fees off the top of my head