Madeline Island is located in the Chequamegon Bay area of Lake Superior. Bayfield, Wisconsin, is a short 2.5 mile ferry trip away. Access to the ferry landing is from Highway 13, which is a major, 2-lane thoroughfare.
20 miles north of Ashland, Wisconsin
90 miles northeast of Duluth, Minnesota
315 miles northwest of Madison, Wisconsin
360 miles northwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
450 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois.
Madeline Island can be accessed via private boat, airplane or ferry. The Madeline Island Ferry Line boat landing is located at the northeast end of Bayfield. Turn east onto Washington Avenue off of State Highway 13. Ferry service is provided from March or April until freeze-up, weather permitting. The ferry ride takes approximately 20-25 minutes. From the mainland dock to Island dock the distance is approximately 2.5 miles.