Wisconsin Point

About Wisconsin Point

Wisconsin Point, along with Minnesota Point, are one of the largest freshwater sandbars in the world.
 Highlights of Wisconsin Point: 

  • 229 acres, with 2 3/4 miles of beach
  • Bird watching, hiking, beach use, and duck hunting
  • Watchable Wildlife area
  • Historical marker for a sacred Chippewa burial ground
  • Superior entry lighthouse

Rules and Regulations

  • Motor vehicle traffic and parking is prohibited between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. on Wisconsin Point Road, including any parking areas, beyond Lot #1, and also all of Moccasin Mike Road and Lakeshore Drive, except during the spring smelt run season as defined by the Parks and Recreation Department
  • Glass beverage containers are prohibited
  • Fires may not be started closer than 10 feet from the nearest plant life
  • Camping is not allowed between the hours or 10:30 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. except during the spring smelt run 
  • Horseback riding is not allowed on Wisconsin Point (see Superior Municipal Forest page)
Best of Lake Superior Award

Wisconsin Point was recently named as Best "Urban" Nature Walk by Lake Superior Magazine!
Check out the award and magazine publication here.

For information regarding Wisconsin Point beach closings, please check this site:  Wisconsin Beach Health.
View a trail map of Wisconsin Point
View the Wisconsin Point Area Management Plan
Check out the St. Louis River Estuary page where you can learn about plans for the restoration of Wisconsin Point. Be sure to click on and enjoy exploring the "Story Maps" which are a great feature of the site!

Photos courtesy of Tom Bridge