Grand Island National Recreation Area

  

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.  

To view the Grand Island Recreation Area Map Click Here.

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

Reservations: For ferry schedule and information contact Grand Island Ferry Service, Inc. at 906-387-2600 Reservations - Reservations are required on Grand Island between Memorial Day and Columbus Day.
  • Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.
  • Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to make a reservation.
Cobble Cove, Flat Rock and Muskrat Point are first come, first served.
Usage: Medium-Heavy

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.44485

  Longitude : 
-86.664628