Whether you are camping for the weekend or picnicking for a day, there are many picturesque parks nestled along the shorelines of the Bayfield Peninsula and the Apostle Islands.
Frog Bay Tribal National Park - Visit the first tribal National Park in the United States. Hike 1.7 miles of rustic trail through boreal forest, coastal wetlands and undeveloped sand beach. This Award Winning Hike is located four miles north of Bayfield on lands owned and managed by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
The Bayfield Peninsula and the Apostle Islands offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails with scenic overlooks of Lake Superior and sandstone formations.
Apostle Islands National Park Service - Our mission is to preserve and protect the natural and cultural history of the Apostle Islands. The park maintains 21 of the 22 islands in the archipelago, and more than 23 acres of historic properties. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore also has the largest and finest single collection of lighthouses in the country. The islands became a designated National Lakeshore on September 26, 1970.
Little Sand Bay Recreation Area - The Town of Russell owns and operates this campground, boat ramp and harbor docking area. Other amenities include a swimming beach, playground and sports field. It’s located 15 minutes north of Bayfield and the facility is available for group events.
Campsites are available on 19 of the 21 islands that make up the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Big Bay Town Park - Located on Madeline Island, this park connects visitors to 900 feet of new beach boardwalk, a comfort station with free WiFi, a drinking fountain, pay showers and flush toilets. There are also 61 campsites (22 with electric) and six tent-oly remote campsites allocated along the Lagoon Ridge Trail.
Big Bay State Park - Enjoy a mile and half of sandy beach, campground, picnic areas and more than seven miles of hiking, boardwalk and nature trails. Within the park is a 440-acre sand spit and bog Wisconsin State Natural Area.
Bayfield and the Apostle Islands offer miles of pristine sand beaches both within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and on the Mainland.