Dispersed
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Big Bay Town Park
Price
$28.00 - $35.00
Operator
Municipal
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
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No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
WiFi
Location
Big Bay Town Park is located in Wisconsin
Latitude
46.82 N
Longitude
-90.6753 W
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6 Reviews of Big Bay Town Park
Clean and Scenic!

We stayed at campsite #14 and it was by far one of the better camp spots. We are planning on going again; it was so much fun to explore the lake shore and island. Highly recommended!

great amentities

we really enjoyed this campsite. the bathrooms were really clean and easily accessible. the picnic table on our site was in good condition. the site was a decent size. there was a nice hiking trail and and beach nearby. one of the things I didn’t like was that you had to pay to use the showers but that was probably my one downfall.

Near lots of recreation

All in all I was happy with this campground. It was close to the water, just a walk away from a beach and hiking trail. The campsites were fairly private as far as car camping sites go. There was adequate spacing between sites, and I never felt crowded, however I did visit during slow season. Because it was just a walk away from recreation, there were many people arriving and departing from the parking lot and camping area throughout the day, to make use of the beach and trails. I imagine that during busy season it is quite popular and quite a bit louder. There were canoes you could take out (rent) onto a lagoon between the lake and the campsites, and while I didn't end up trying one, it looked like it could be fun. The trail from the beach was nice, and went past some really interesting storm damage. They have signs up talking about the storm and how it changed the island. The trail is in the woods rather than right on the water for the most part, but close enough that you can get off at certain points and take a look. Because there was the lagoon area between the campsites and lake, the sites were pretty sheltered. Way less wind than near the lake. It wasn't too far from town, either.

Summer 2017

Site was fairly small. No real privacy between some of the sites. It had rained recently so everything was kind of wet and soggy, and never really dried out. Views from the beach are BEAUTIFUL. There was no good place to put in my own kayak which was disappointing. Only place to put in was down a steep flight of stairs, which wasn't happening on my own. Showers were available but you have to pay, which is always a little annoying. Lots of mosquitoes. Fall asleep to the sound of loons and frogs. Hiking trail connects to the state park which is nice.

Walking distance to the beach!

This fun little campground has about 25 sites. Reservations can be made ahead of time, and there are 5 plots on a first come, first served basis in case the main sites are full. There's a main office building with free WiFi (though its range and strength are very small). The same building also has the the showers and toilet, and a water fill station.

Each campground has a fire pit and a picnic table, with parking space for vehicles or RVs, and ample space for two or maybe even 3 tents per plot/site.

You are walking distance to a beach, accessed by stairs. The approx 2.5 mile beach also has a boardwalk that continues to be extended parallel to the beach. There's also this great opportunity to rent canoes on the honor system with money through a mail box slot, so I took out a canoe and was able to paddle around this nice inlet. I was also lucky and managed to get really close to some loons fishing on the lake. You can also meet at this spot at various times during the day to get a boat tour on some canoes or kayaks.

I would recommend coming here with a bike so that you can explore the island. Near the ferry terminal you can check out the Burn Down Bar and they have a convenience store to stock up on the food and things you forgot.

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Cool island campsite!

Pretty nice campground that you have to take a 20 minute ferry from the mainland. Then you drive through the small harbor town to the campsite. Nice, clean showers and bathrooms. The tents sites are spacious and they're only a 10 or so minute drive from La Point. The island community is full of restaurants and art galleries. We went in July and were able to go to a film fest and do yoga on the beach. These amenities may not be at the campground, but staying on the island gives you access to them. By the main office, there's a trail that goes down to the beach where you can rent canoes and kayaks on an honor system.