Island Parks

Big Bay State Park

Open year ’round Big Bay State Park features over 7 miles of pristine hiking trails with dramatic views of sandstone cliffs and rock formations. Picnic sites are located near beach and trails. Snowshoe and ski trails offer winter fun. Environmental programs and junior ranger kits available. Handicap accessible.
Big Bay Beach listed as one of America’s “Top Secret Beaches” by Budget Travel Magazine in 2011. Sixty campsites provide opportunity to sleep under the Milky Way stretched overhead (Restroom, shower facilities and firewood available).  Hourly pass, 3-hour pass, or State Park Sticker required.
CAMPING RESERVATIONS are made through Reserve America on-line at


Big Bay Town Park

No doubt Big Bay Beach at Town Park is the perfect spot to lull away the day on a hot summer afternoon. Walk the miles of sandy beach, hike the boardwalk, or canoe or kayak the inland lagoon. Fish the lake or lagoon – permit required. Picturesque views at every turn.

Campground features 61 campsites with 22 electric sites. New RV camp sites available and also 6 remote campsites which are located on the Lagoon Ridge Trail. New picnic structure with fireplace for picnics and campers. New restroom and shower facilities available. Firewood available.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made by following the RESERVE NOW link at

Joni’s Beach

Just 2 blocks from the ferry landing, Joni’s beach includes a sheltered picnic area and playground designed with younger children in mind. There is a dock and beautiful sandy beach. Watch the ferries come and go as you relax in the sand and listen to the waves. Public Restrooms on-site.