There are fewer freshwater lakes as beautiful and moving as Lake Superior. One of Douglas County’s finest features, Lake Superior is a source of economic vitality and recreation, and is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
The greatest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior is the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area. Lake Superior is so vast that it contains 10 percent of all the Earth's fresh surface water and as much water as all the other Great Lakes combined.
But Lake Superior is more than just a whole lot of water — it’s a place to enjoy swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, and outdoor recreation. The beauty, power, and vastness of Lake Superior have inspired songwriters, poets, artists, writers, and photographers.
Have a stroll along one of our beaches, experience a south shore sunset, wade in the waters and search for lake stones, or just take in the wildlife. We have a feeling you’ll understand exactly what we mean when we say that Lake Superior is an experience for all of your senses.
Part of the world’s longest freshwater sandbar, the three-mile long unspoiled beauty of Superior’s Wisconsin Point offers visitors a close-up view of the world’s largest body of fresh water–the pristine Lake Superior.
Scour the beaches for sea glass or other “treasures,” watch for migrating birds, stop at the Native American burial grounds, walk the rocks to the Superior Entry lighthouse, catch a glimpse of a whitetail deer or a bear, enjoy a long hike along the lakeshore, swim in the chilly waters, spread your picnic blanket and bask in the sun, or simply watch the waves. On the “land” side of the Point, the world’s largest ore docks and grain elevators reflect in the calm waters of Allouez Bay.
Douglas County is home to 16 public beaches on the south shore of Lake Superior. There are 11 beaches within the City of Superior, and five beaches located in rural areas of Douglas County. Whether you are looking for a city stroll along the lake on Barker’s Island, or prefer a more outdoorsy beach experience, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for on the western tip of Lake Superior in Douglas County. Click here to see a map of Douglas County’s public beaches on Lake Superior.
The Chamber and Convention & Visitor Bureau of Superior-Douglas County | Superior-Douglas County, Superior, WI 54880