Getting Here

Your next island vacation is closer than you think! Bayfield is located in the far north of Wisconsin on the beautiful, sandy south shore of Lake Superior and surrounded by the 22 Apostle Islands.


If you are coming from the west, Bayfield is a 1H 45M (85 mile) scenic drive from Duluth, Minnesota. We recommend taking the Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway (State Highway 13) along the lakeshore.

Other drive times:

  • Eau Claire, Wisconsin: 3H
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: 3H 50M
  • Madison, Wisconsin: 5H 30M
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 6H 20M
  • Chicago, Illinois: 7H 30M



Bayfield marinas have transient boat slips suited for single day or multi-day visitors.


Duluth International Airport is just under 2 hours away from Bayfield and the Apostle Islands. Duluth offers direct flights from Minneapolis and Chicago daily so you’re only one easy stop away from most any destination. There are also daily shuttle busses available from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

From the Duluth airport, it is a scenic 1H 45M (85 mile) drive. There are car rentals available directly at the airport.