Firewood Notice: As of June 1, 2014, firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground.
In addition, firewood that has been in an EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Information Line 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

BIG BAY STATE PARK, WI

Located on Madeline Island, Big Bay State Park features picturesque sandstone bluffs and 3.5 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. The park also has a boardwalk.
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Jun 24 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information

Big Bay State Park is open year round. Since the park is located on an island, it is accessible only by boat or by ice. Complete Madeline Island Ferry Line fees and schedule can be accessed at: www.MadFerry.com.

During winter, recorded Ice Road conditions and Windsled information can be heard at: 715-747-5400. Bon voyage. No out of state firewood is allowed. Wisconsin firewood from more than twenty-five miles outside any Wisconsin State Parks and Forest property will not be allowed to be brought onto the property.


The park is open for camping all year round. Reservations can be made up to 11 months ahead of time. Most campsites are reservable for camping on April 15th through November 1st. Reservations are highly recommended for 3 different periods of the year: (1) Memorial Day Weekend, (2) mid-June through Labor Day, (3) Bayfield's Apple Fest (early October).



Campsites 26-30 available year round
Campsites 1-25 available April 1, 2014 until November 30, 2014
Campsites 31-60 available May 15, 2014 until October 15, 2014
Reservation season is May 15, 2014 through October 15, 2014


Shower/flush toilet building opens approximately May 23, 2014
Shower/flush toilet building closes approximately October 6, 2014
Dump station (operated by the Town of La Pointe and located by the airport) opens approximately mid-April 2014
Dump Station (operated by the Town of La Pointe and located by the airport) closes approximately end of October 2014
These facilities are weather dependent and dates can change. Check with the property if you have questions.

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BIG BAY STATE PARK GROUP STAN NON ELEC 40 50
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East Loop STANDARD NON ELECTRIC 6 45 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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East Loop STANDARD NON ELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates less than 48 hours in advance may be available by walking in at the campground. You must occupy the site.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Located on Madeline Island, Big Bay State Park features picturesque sandstone bluffs and 3.5 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. The park also has a boardwalk.

Booking Window
Fri Jul 25 2014 - Wed Jun 24 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Fri May 15 2015 Thu Oct 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Comfort Station
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Flush Restrooms
  • Group Camping
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trails
  • Hunting
  • Parking
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pit Toilet
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Fillup Station
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A non-refundable $10 on-line reservation fee will be charged for each reservation.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard

Cancellation Policy
A non-refundable fee of $5.00 will be charged for any reservation cancellation. An additional late cancellation fee may apply to cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date, depending on your reservation.

Please read the Fee and Cancellation Policy for more information


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
WALK TO NON ELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
GROUP STAN NON ELEC $10.00-$40.00
Walk In Season
May 15 2015 -
Oct 15 2015
WALK TO NON ELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
STANDARD NON ELECTRIC $15.00-$17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
GROUP STAN NON ELEC $10.00-$40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There

Big Bay State Park is located on Madeline Island.
You must catch a ferry from Bayfield. The ferries run every 30 minutes during the busiest months. Ferry schedule & costs can be found at the Madeline Island Ferry Line Website www.madferry.com. No reservations are needed for the ferry, but are recommended for camping.

The park is 6 miles out of town from the ferry landing. You will drive off the dock and turn right. Go two blocks through town. Turn left at the gas station, and head out of town. Signs will help lead you to the park.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG BAY STATE PARK
2402 Hagen Road P.O Box 143
La Pointe   WI  54850

Phone Number:

Information:  (715)747-6425
Additional Information