On the eastern side of Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands archipelago, Big Bay State Park features picturesque sandstone bluffs along 4 miles of Lake Superior shoreline. The park also has a 1-mile boardwalk, sandy swimming beach, hiking trails, a large family campground, and two group camps. A short ferry ride from Bayfield to Madeline Island is needed to reach the park.


Big Bay State Park
2402 Hagen Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850, United States



The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Daily admission sticker daily rates:

Vehicle with WI license plates $8

Vehicle with WI license plates, resident age 65 and older $3

Vehicle with out-of-state plates $11

Bus, with WI license plates $11

Bus, out-of-state plates $15


Contact Details

Phone: +1-715-747-6425

Official Website: Big Bay State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Big Bay State Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Big Bay State Park is a must-visit state park in Wisconsin. Check out other state parks in Wisconsin here.

Wisconsin State Parks