Sand Island Circumnavigation

Bayfield, Wisconsin

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Located about 2 miles from Little Sand Bay, Sand Island is easily accessible as either a day trip or an overnighter. The island has many interesting areas to explore by kayak, including excellent sea caves at Swallow Point, sand beaches, and a sandstone lighthouse on the northern tip. Sand Island is the only island within the park that once had a year-round community. To learn more about the history of the island, pick up the Park Service brochure on Sand Island.
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)

Located about 2 miles from Little Sand Bay, Sand Island is easily accessible as either a day trip or an overnighter. The island has many interesting areas to explore by kayak, including excellent sea caves at Swallow Point, sand beaches, and a sandstone lighthouse on the northern tip.

Sand Island is the only island within the park that once had a year-round community. To learn more about the history of the island, pick up the Park Service brochure on Sand Island.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Bayfield
Distance: 15
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Long day or overnight trip
Season: Spring to fall, weather permitting
Local Maps: NOAA 14966 or 14973, USGS: Bayfield County at 1:100,000
Driving Directions: Directions to Sand Island Circumnavigation

Recent Trail Reviews

9/4/2007
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Weather made the crossing to sand out of our skill level. Too bad, we missed the sea caves as well, and everyone we spoke to while up in Bayfiled said Sand Island was beautiful. We ended up driving west an hour to paddle the Bois Brule river instead (more protected from the wind) beautiful river and a great alternative!



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