Big Bay State Park
Big Bay State park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The 2,358 acre park has a family campground with 55 sites. There is also an indoor group camp available by reservation. The other campground at Big Bay Island Park is on the north side of Big Bay. From La Pointe on Madeline Island drive east on County H for about five miles to Hagen Road and the park entrance.
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has twenty one islands and a section on the mainland. Big Bay State Park has a long stretch of shoreline that is a nice place to spend the day. Near the beach on Big Bay the water is mostly shallow. There is a lagoon located behind the beach where you have the chance to catch northern pike.
The park does not have launching facilities, but there is a public landing in Bayfield that can be used. Take a drive to the end of the park road to the Big Bay Point Picnic Area. There is a nice loop trail near the picnic area. At the water level caves are visible, along with ledges and sandstone formations formed by weather and wind. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Headquarters located in Bayfield is a good place to stop to get inforation about the area.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Big Bay State Park
2402 Hagen Rd.
La Pointe, WI 54850
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