Grand Island National Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Grand Island's beautiful North Beach

Bring the family and check out Grand Island National Recreation Area!

Grand Island is located in Lake Superior, about one-half mile from the mainland community of Munising, Michigan. Munising is about 43 miles from Marquette and 55 miles from Manistique. Grand Island is the perfect place to spend a day or even just a few hours biking and exploring. The island’s breathtaking overlooks, pristine sandy beaches, fascinating cultural sites, deep hard woods, and inland lakes make it an exciting and secluded destination.

Visitors can get to the island via passenger ferry or private watercraft. The ferry departs from Grand Island Landing on the mainland, located on M-28 about 2.5 miles west of the Munising's blinking light. Look for the Grand Island National Recreation Area signs.  For the 2014 season, the passenger ferry service to Grand Island will operate under a new concessionaire.  For ferry schedule and bike rental information contact Grand Island Ferry Service, Inc at (906) 387-2600. 

For information about Grand Island Bus Tours, contact Alger County Transit (Altran) at (906) 387-4845.

To learn about rustic rental cabins available on the island Click Here.  For rustic cabin and group campsite reservations on Grand Island NRA, contact online or at (877)-444-6777 (toll-free).

To view the Grand Island Recreation Area Map Click Here

At a Glance

Reservations: For ferry schedule and information contact Grand Island Ferry Service, Inc. at 906-387-2600
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