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Big Bay State Park

Big Bay State Park has a total of 60 campsites.


Reserve a campsite online.

Winter Camping

During winter, Big Bay State Park has five plowed campsites (sites 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30) available by reservation only; all sites have electric hook-ups and camping fees apply. Camping is not allowed on any other sites. The picnic table and fire ring will likely be snow-covered. A vault toilet is available near the campground entrance. The rest of the campground is closed. Campers can contact the park office to confirm if conditions allow for snow plowing. 

Seasonal Water Systems Notice: At Big Bay State Park, showers and drinking water are unavailable from approximately Oct. 1 to Memorial Day weekend, depending on the weather. Campers can find water at the dump station located at the Madeline Island Airport.

Family campground

There are 21 sites that have electrical hookups. Showers and flush toilets are centrally located in the campground. Pet owners are reminded that pets must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet and attended to at all times while visiting the park.

Seven sites are walk-in sites, with these sites about 100 to 400 feet from the parking area depending on the site.

Campers must set up camping units on the designated tent pad. Wheeled campers and vehicles must be parked on the campsite driveway.  

Outdoor group camp

Big Bay State Park has one outdoor group camp. The group site is about a half-mile from the regular campground and has a modest view of Lake Superior. The site has its own hand pump and vault toilet.


Firewood is available for sale at Big Bay State Park.

Don't move firewood! Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood. 

Firewood facts, rules and advice