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
Water quality is monitored at Wisconsin Point.  Please consider checking the website Wisconsin Beach Health to see if there are any advisories/closures of the beach areas on Wisconsin Point prior to your visit. 

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 except during the spring smelt run 
  • Horseback riding is not allowed on Wisconsin Point (see Superior Municipal Forest page)
photo of award showing that Lake Superior Magazine named Wisconsin Point beach best strolling or swi

Wisconsin Point was named as Best Strolling or Swimming Beach by Lake Superior Magazine in 2019!

For information regarding Wisconsin Point beach closings, please check this site:  Wisconsin Beach Health.
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