Grand Island National Recreation Area


Grand Island's beautiful North Beach

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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 is an exciting and secluded destination that offers: 

  • Breathtaking overlooks
  • Pristine sandy beaches
  • Fascinating cultural sites
  • Deep hard woods
  • Inland lakes

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How to Reach Grand Island: 

Visitors can reach 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.  

Some campsites are conveniently located for kayakers.

History of Grand Island: 

If you're interested in the island's history, check out the Grand Island 25th Anniversary Page (archived).

East End Overlook on Grand Island Bikers waiting for the Ferry at William Boating around Grand Island Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse East end of the North Beach

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campsites/campgrounds open May 28
Operational Hours: For ferry schedule and information contact the Grand Island Ferry Service, Inc. website or facebook page or call 906-387-2600.
Reservations: Reservations - Reservations are required for camping on Grand Island between Memorial Day and Columbus Day. Cobble Cove, Flat Rock and Muskrat Point are first come, first served.
Fees Standard Amenity Fee for Day Use of Grand Island is $5 per person per trip.  Overnight camping in individual sites (4-6 people) range from $8 - $10 per night. Group Campsites (up to 25 people) are $30 per night.
Open Season: May 28
Usage: Medium-Heavy

Recreation Map

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