Big Bay Town Park

2305 Big Bay Road

La Pointe, WI 54850

FALL 2017 Shutdown on Monday, October 23rd - Camping, Outdoor Fun, and Pit Toilets Available Year Round

Take the ferry to Madeline Island and experience what visitors have called “the best beach in northern Wisconsin” at Big Bay Town Park. This award-winning* 61-site campground and family park is one of the most impressive natural areas in not only the Apostle Islands, but the entire state of Wisconsin. Open year round, the park is owned and operated by the Town of La Pointe, and provides incredible views as well as the only access to the spectacular Big Bay Lagoon. Just 6 miles from the ferry dock in La Pointe, find out why Big Bay Town Park is a top choice for camping, hiking, swimming, biking, kayaking/canoeing, picnicking, beach combing, bird watching, snowshoeing, or simply relaxing on the beautiful 2 ½ mile sandy beach.

*2015 Lake Superior Magazine

‘Best Campground’

*2016 Lake Superior Magazine

‘Big Bay – Best Rock Picking’

*2017 Lake Superior Magazine

'Big Bay - Best Lake View'

     

We meet the standards of Travel Green Wisconsin!

Electric Sites

 

Sites 34 through 55 on the northwest side of the campground each offer 20-30-50 amp hook-ups, gravel pads for parking, a fire ring and a picnic table. Please use the filter feature when making a reservation to see what sites can accommodate the length of your RV or trailer. All electric sites are surrounded by the forest and partially shaded.

 

 

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Non-Electric Sites

 

Sites 1 through 27 and 33 do not offer electric hook-ups, but provide a parking spot, a fire ring with grill top, and a picnic table. These sites are great for tents, but please use the filter feature when making a reservation to see which sites can accommodate your pop-up/pull-behind trailer, campervan, etc. All non-electric sites are shaded and in the trees.

 

 

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Tent Sites

 

WALK-IN SITES

Sites 28 through 32 are located just south of the main parking area. Each site is shaded and surrounded by trees, giving you a feeling of being in the forest while just a short walk from your vehicle, bathrooms, showers, and wi-fi. Each site offers a fire ring with grill top and a picnic table. These sites are tent-only and do not offer electric hook-ups.

 

HIKE-IN SITES

Located on the southwest end of the campground are sites 56 through 61. These are hike-in, tent-only sites along the Lagoon Ridge Trail. Parking, water, and bathrooms are located halfway along the south loop at the trailhead. Each site offers a fire ring with grill top, tent area, and 1/2 folding picnic table/bench.

 

 

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RATES AND INFORMATION

  • Electric Sites - $31 per night + tax
  • Non-Electric/Tent sites - $25 per night + tax
  • CHECK-IN at 12 p.m. / CHECK-OUT at 11 a.m.
  • Pay showers available, change machine located at office/shower building
  • Firewood available for purchase
  • Free wi-fi at Main Office
  • 3 sets of flush toilet bathrooms with potable water
  • Picnic shelter with fireplace
  • Outdoor picnic areas
  • RV Sanitary Dump Station located at Airport Entrance on Big Bay Road, $5 donation is appreciated

Campground Payment and Cancellation Policy -

A payment of 100% of reservation fee is required at time of booking. Advanced payments made over the internet are always paid by credit card. By providing a credit card number, you are authorizing PCM to bill your credit card for the full amount of the reservation, including any costs accrued while at the property, and any outstanding balances not paid at time of departure. Cancellations are subject to a $5.00 cancellation fee. In addition, cancellations made within 5 days of scheduled check-in are subject to a penalty equal to 100% of the reservation fee.

 

 QUIET TIME is 10 P.M to 7 A.M. and WILL BE ENFORCED - BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS

  • No fireworks
  • No fires on the beach
  • No chainsaws or any cutting of live trees
  • Only Non-Motorized Vessels are allowed to enter Big Bay Lagoon
  • All roads are ONE WAY - Please pay attention to signage
  • Please limit campsite use to 8 people and 2 vehicles per site
  • Please do not deposit trash inside of fire rings
  • Please help keep restrooms clean
  • Please keep all pets on a leash
  • Please do not litter
  • SAFETY FIRST! Please plan accordingly when hiking
  • DO NOT interact with, provoke, or feed animals and wildlife
  • Relax and have fun

Park Office Hours:

Office hours are limited during the fall season and it is best to email us. Opportunity abounds for camping, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, photography, picnics, wildlife viewing, and enjoying the beach boardwalk. Access to the beach is just a short walk from the picnic shelter.

Phone: (715) 747 3031

Email: bbtp@townoflapointewi.gov

We'd love to hear from you!

If you have a question or a comment, we want to hear it! Please fill out the form and we'll get back to you soon.

SEPT. 7th 2017 -

Labor Day Weekend has passed and signs of the Fall season have begun at Big Bay.

Water will be shut off on MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd 2017, but Camping and Pit Toilets are always available. Reserve a site by following the directions above.

Office hours are limited and it is best to email us bbtp@townoflapointewi.gov

Thanks to everybody who made 2017 yet another great summer at the Park.

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JUNE 21st 2017  - Summer Solstice

Summer has officially arrived and the Park Office is open daily!

QUIET TIME is 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Please do not leave food unattended at anytime, anywhere, and store all food items in a vehicle.

Trash and recycling receptables are always a short walk away, no matter where you are in the Park.

Please be respectful of others while enjoying your time at Big Bay, and remember to keep pets leashed!

Have fun and be safe!

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May 9th, 2017

Showers are open and the water is on for the season!

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April 6th, 2017

RESERVE NOW!!!

July and August are rapidly filling up and the Park is going to be busy!

Plan your vacation time now and reserve a site while you can.

Please click on the BOOK NOW button above.