Squaw Bay Sea Caves

Bayfield, Wisconsin

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The Squaw Bay sea caves are a magic place. On our last visit we arrived at the caves just before sunset. The water was like glass, and with the setting sun, the sandstone cliffs glowed red in the most fantastic colors. With the lake level at a record low, there were more arches and caves to explore than usual, and we were able to slide our kayaks hand over hand along the ceiling of deep passages that we had not entered in years. As a game we started to paddle through every sea arch, but we lost interest in the game and lost count somewhere after twenty-five arches. The previous month had been wet and rainy, and curtains of water cascaded from cracks in the cliffs, sparkling in the setting sun, and providing a cooling shower on a warm summer evening.
Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan

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Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan

by Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann, & Don Dimond (The Globe Pequot Press)

The Squaw Bay sea caves are a magic place. On our last visit we arrived at the caves just before sunset. The water was like glass, and with the setting sun, the sandstone cliffs glowed red in the most fantastic colors. With the lake level at a record low, there were more arches and caves to explore than usual, and we were able to slide our kayaks hand over hand along the ceiling of deep passages that we had not entered in years.

As a game we started to paddle through every sea arch, but we lost interest in the game and lost count somewhere after twenty-five arches. The previous month had been wet and rainy, and curtains of water cascaded from cracks in the cliffs, sparkling in the setting sun, and providing a cooling shower on a warm summer evening.

©  Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann, & Don Dimond/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Bayfield
Distance: 3.5
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Day or half-day trip
Season: Spring to fall, weather permitting
Local Maps: NOAA 14966, USGS: Squaw Bay
Driving Directions: Directions to Squaw Bay Sea Caves

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7/1/2009
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The highlite of the summer .... Beautiful and stunning ... worth the work


7/1/2003
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This is a great experience if you ever get a chance, I'd highly recommend it. We were able to kayak through calm streams and lakes before we reached the great Lake Superior to tour caves as the tide was down. Great time was had by all and wasnt that difficult. Beautiful relaxing time for a day or half day experience.



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