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Big Bay State Park

2402 Hagen Rd, La Pointe, WI, WI 54850-1500
+1 715-747-6425
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Interesting and well cared for park

We were really impressed by this state park - they have nice paths to explore and everything is so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
erikashaffer
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Seattle, Washington
Nice state park, but not my favorite!

I think all state parks are beautiful, and it is hard to rank them critically, because they all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lovesgoldens
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milwaukee
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Year-round park located on Madeline Island, offering camping, swimming, hiking, fishing and picnicking.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big bay” (6 reviews)
“bay view” (3 reviews)
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2402 Hagen Rd, La Pointe, WI, WI 54850-1500
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+1 715-747-6425
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank erikashaffer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank lovesgoldens
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Reviewed 2 July 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

Thank Kate C
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Reviewed 29 May 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!

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Reviewed 2 April 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

1  Thank jonesrl2016
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Reviewed 4 October 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

1  Thank kristinfreymn
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We went bike camping to big bay. Nice remote place away from everyone. Beautiful park with some of the clearest water we've seen. At night we could see so many stars. Quite breathtaking.

1  Thank A and M
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been back since 2015. The water wasn't as clear and blue on the day we went due to the oncoming rain, but the hike was still fantastic. There are easy trails and we took the ones near the rock formations. We went down...More

1  Thank ExitNo9
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We hiked down from the Town Park on the Boardwalk Trail. The rock formations jutting out from the land were so cool to see up close. I only wish it had been warm enough to swim! We took the Woods Trail on the way back...More

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We drove out here & first had a picnic which was nice & then hiked the trails. Super pretty with lots of views of the shoreline & places to get out & climb on the rocks. We even saw some people diving into the water...More

2  Thank JessPem
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Ohlsson82
2 April 2018|
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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.
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jjones_9
17 October 2017|
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Response from ExitNo9 | 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
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