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  • I don't think I can review the campground without reviewing the island
  • When we went over, we never thought about the cost of the ferry
  • There was wood to be puchased (they don't want you to bring your own because of a certain bug problem)
  • Everything was very convenient and easy to get at
  • The best part if the Madeline Island is it's primitive beauty

    • by amandafishy
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      I don’t think I can review the campground without reviewing the island. In order to get to Madeline Island, you have to take a car ferry. This was fairly expensive. When we went over, we never thought about the cost of the ferry. The cost was $60 and you know when you are camping you are trying to save money. This shot our budget right there. To get to Madeline Island you leave the ferry dock in Bayfield. I have to admit that the ferry ride was nice and very picturesque. The city of Bayfield from the water is a beautiful picture. The hills and the unique archetecture around the city is very pronounced.

      When you get to Madeline Island, finding the correct road to get to the campground is a


      little bit of an effort. Things aren’t well marked. I supposed they figure that there is just one road going around the island and if you don’t find it going one direction you will find it going another - which you do. The island is very pretty and there are many beautiful vistas of Lake Superior and surrounding countryside. We did finally find the campground and it was worth the drive and search.

      The campground was really nice. We weren’t as far off the beaten path as we would have liked to be but it was good enough. There were plenty of trees and the campground itself is very secluded. The had a fire ring and picnic table. The camping spot was very roomy and we able to set up extra chairs ...


      • etc. There was no dumping station but there was water available to use. There was wood to be puchased (they don’t want you to bring your own because of a certain bug problem). There were nice bathrooms and showers. Everything was very convenient and easy to get at. There were 2 camping paths and we unfortunately pointed right at the opposite one - and could see everything going on.

        We brought our bikes along and spent lots of time biking. There are lots of paths to bike on and the road leading to the campground was also a nice place to bike on. This road was a wealth of critters. It is not uncommon to see deer and other critters on the on the road while you are biking.

        The campground is about a 5

        minute walk down to a nice beach down by the lake. Unfortunately, the beach is just bug heaven! So if you want to be by the beach, wear long pants and long sleeved shirts or you will be sorry. Along the beach is a “boardwalk” and I recommend the walk down the walk. It is one of the prettiest places on the island and have unusual plants to see.

        The town wasn’t much. Most of the shops were not open and it was a bit drab. There was a small museum that was worth going thru. The restaurants were oriented to the wealthy so bring along your credit card if you want to go up town.

        The best part if the Madeline Island is it’s primitive beauty. It is worth coming here just for that.




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