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Water Recreation

Big Bay State Park


The 1.5-mile beach is a great place to bask in the sun. The Lake Superior reputation for cold water is challenged every summer by the delighted waders and swimmers using the beautiful mile-and-a-half long sand beach at Big Bay. A beach wheelchair is available for people with disabilities. Pets and fires are prohibited on the Big Bay State Park beach.

Accessible beach wheelchair at Big Bay State Park
Accessible beach wheelchair at Big Bay State Park.

Boating, canoeing and kayaking

The park does not have a boat launch. Many visitors bring canoes and kayaks to the park and carry them to the beach. From the beach, visitors can paddle around the bay and the lagoon or explore the sea caves around the point. Big Bay State Park is part of the Lake Superior Water Trail. A private vendor offers guided kayak tours in the park in season. Kayaks are also available for rent at Big Bay town park.