Top Adventures in Bayfield

  • Kayak around Madeline Island

    Unless you're kayaking directly to Madeline Island, you can pick up the ferry in Bayfield and rent kayaks in La Pointe. If you're getting there with your own, start at Big Bay State Park and paddle to the south side of the island to see the sea c...

  • Camp at North Fork Campground

    North Fork campground isn't the most sought after campground, but it is a diamond in the rough and a great alternative if Brooklyn Lake Campground and Sugarloaf Campground are full. It is reservable, but they also have an abundance of first come f...

  • Camp on Madeline Island

    The largest of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, Madeline Island is about the size of Manhattan, but extremely sparsely populated and a great place to explore a north woods ecosystem. The best way to get to the island is by ferry from Bayfield to La Po...

  • Camp at Big Bay State Park

    Make a reservation (fees here) to secure a campsite. Find your campsite by entering GPS coordinates 46° 47' 18" N, 90° 40' 25" W or by using this map. Take advantage of the beautiful setting you are in! Take a dip in Lake Superior or go for a trek...

  • Hike Bay View Trail, Big Bay State Park

    Starting at the parking lot, you will walk into an open field with a couple picnic tables. On the right side of the field, the trail enters into a forest and walks along Lake Superior. There are several spots along the trail that you can find to c...

    2.6 miles

  • Kayak at Big Bay State Park

    Hop aboard the Madeline Island Ferry and head over to the largest Apostle Island. Bring your own kayak (atop your car) or rent one in La Pointe, Madeline Island's lively and eclectic town. Then make your way down Highway H to Hagen Road (a drive o...

  • Hike the Point Trail at Big Bay State Park

    Located at the tip of Wisconsin on Madeline Island, Big Bay State Park is a must see for any Wisconsinite. To get to Madeline Island, you'll need to purchase a round trip ferry ride in Bayfield. The ferry is a quick 20 minute trip across Lake Supe...

    1.7 miles

  • Hike to Houghton Falls

    Houghton Falls State Nature Preserve is a small but mighty park located just north of Washburn, WI. Starting at the trailhead on Houghton Falls Rd, the trail takes you through a heavily forested area filled with hemlock, yew, and birch. About 1/3 ...

    1.5 miles

  • Kayak to the Sand Island Sea Caves

    Sand Island is a part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore near Bayfield, Wisconsin. You can (and will want to) explore the sea caves of Sand Island for hours, and this adventure will leave you wanting to explore more of the Apostle Islands N...

  • Catch a Sunset at Hokneson Fishery

    Begin at the campground visitor center. Follow the marked paved trail right roughly .08 of a mile. The paved trail ends onto a sandy beach and the abandoned Hokenson Fishery. The trail itself is very short and should take less than 3 minutes to ge...

    0.16 miles 11 ft gain

  • Camp at Little Sand Bay Campground

    On a road trip from Kanasas City, MO to explore Lake Superior we stumbled across this amazing campground right on the shore of Lake Superior, Little Sand Bay Campground (34155 State Highway 13, Bayfield, WI 54814). After a long drive, you may want...

  • Hike the Lake Superior Ice Caves

    Begin at Meyer's Beach in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore near Cornucopia, WI. There is a parking lot, but get there early in the day to get a spot and make sure to use the bathroom before heading out. There is no opportunity on the ice.Hea...

    1 miles

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      Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Camping Permits

      Overview The Apostle Islands are Wisconsin's northernmost landscape. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore includes 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland on the south shore of Lake Superior. The lakesho...

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      Lake Three

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      Beaver Lake

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      Mineral Lake

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      Black River Harbor Pavilion

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