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Big Bay State Park Campground, Madeline Island

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We drove our Truck with Truck Camper onto the Ferry, in which we got a discount on our round trip Ferry ticket because of the size of our rig. When we reached Madeline Island, we realized the speed limit is 40 mph just outside of town. Island is approx. 15 miles long. It was really special. We arrived at the...

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Thank Auntiereca
Long Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Nice beach. Warm for swimming on big bay town park section of beach. Very nice walking Boardwalk. Nice kayak & biking Poor cell service. No weather radio at campground ! & severe weather did roll in & when asked camp host & rangers about weather they did not have any useful information. Got weather from a 6 yr old that...

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Thank Thing12
Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I made an impromptu trip to Bayfield and decided to take the fairy to Madeline Island. This State Park was nice and the views along the shoreline were beautiful. This would be a great shoreline to follow on a paddleboard or kayak.

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Don't reserve site 34. We were stuck there for 5 days. Bathroom super hiway with one tree between picnic table and traffic. This site was the drainage ditch for this entire new camp ring. Honestly, it was never dry. We had to cut our routes to drain puddles....mud mud mud. This loop of sites was looking great and is new....

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4Thank csweihe .
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 15 August 2014

The Park is beautiful and the campsites are large, quiet and most are well shaded. Book about 6 months before going as the sites go very quickly and there are only a few walk up sites. You can check for walk up sites at the ferry entrance as they post if the park is full there or you can phone...

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4Thank nkleiman
Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 30 October 2013

All considered, most likely the best state campground I have every visited. The nearby beach was amazing. There was a very well maintained nature path. Restrooms were clean and camping spots had good access to beach. Park is about 5 miles from town.

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10Thank Kathleen F
USA
Reviewed 15 October 2013

First off, when hitting the road to tour on a tight accommodation budget, we like to mix it up between motels and quick'n easy overnight camping. To that end, we've found State Parks to be a safe bet, with the added bonus of some unique natural beauty, just outside our 'door.' So for us, this looked like a great opportunity...

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10Thank GeoHI
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 September 2013

The park is just a beautiful spot with wonderful camping. The boardwalk hike along the shore has excellent viewpoints of the surrounding woods and Lake Superior. We camped this fall as it is almost impossible to find a camping site without advanced planning and reservations. I just wish they would update the shower facilities with the volume of campers needing...

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6Thank Jurupe
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Big Bay State Park is beautiful. The beach was wonderful. The water was a little cold but it was still fun. The kids like building sand castles. There were shorter hiking trails by the lagoon for people who don't want to go a long hike. There are awesome rock formations. It is a great area to get family pictures done....

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3Thank Jaimy13
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 July 2013

My boyfriend and I were looking forward to a weekend in Big Bay State Park but it was hands down, the worst camping trip we have ever been on. It rained off and on the 20 days prior to our visit (mid June) and this resulted in a biting black fly infestation that made it unbearable to do anything: camp,...

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Address: Madeline Island, WI
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Apostle Islands
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Big Bay State Park Campground, Madeline Island Hotel Apostle Islands
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“Reserve your campsite well in advance and bring bikes as excellent island biking.”
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