This scenic site provides an opportunity to camp along the shores of Lake Superior - "By the shores of Gitche Gumme, by the Shining Big-Sea-Waters." Experience miles of sandy beach and beautiful sunsets across Lake Superior, the greatest single body of fresh water in the world. Listen carefully. You may hear the woeful cry of a loon early in the evening. Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds that early explorers once enjoyed. Click on the image to view the campground map.
At a Glance
Open May 21 thru October 15
Site Fee $16 - Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. Some of these sites are reservable. Reservations are made on the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS). To check availability of the campsites or to make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov .
From the intersection of M-28 and Interstate 75 drive wet on M-28 15.6 miles to Ranger Road. Turn right (north) and drive 6.2 miles to Lake Shore Drive. Turn left (southwest) and drive 1.8 miles to the campground.
There are 24 campsites settled beneath red and white pine, oak, maple, and white birch trees, and just a few steps from the sandy beach. Tables and fire rings are at each site. Drinking water and toilets are conveniently spaced throughout the campground. Bay View Campground has a camp host during the summer months.
No. of Accessible sites
River and Stream Fishing
Fishing for lake trout and salmon is available at the mouth of numerous rivers and creeks which are bridged by Lake Shore Drive.
Lake Trout and Salmon
Lake and Pond Fishing
Fishing for lake trout and salmon is available at the mouth of numerous rivers and creeks which are bridged by Lake Shore Drive. Ample parking is provided. Boat launch and carry-in access are clearly marked. Ask the campground host about these fishing spots.
Lake Trout, Salmon
Pine picnic area is located 1 mile east of Bay View Campground, and is ideal for larger groups of daytime visitors.
The sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing, wading, and swimming. The waters of Lake Superior can be cold. Swimming is at your own risk. Lifeguards are not present. Children should be accompanied in the water by an adult at all times.