Experience the beauty and power of Lake Superior
When it comes to lakes, fewer freshwater lakes are as beautiful and moving as Lake Superior. As 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.
However, 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.
Take 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 largest 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, Lake Superior.
Scour the beaches for sea glass or other treasures, watch migrating birds, stop at the Native American burial grounds, walk the rocks to the Superior Entry lighthouse, catch a glimpse of whitetail deer (or a bear), enjoy a long hike along the lakeshore, swim in the chilly waters, enjoy a picnic while basking in the sun, or simply watch the waves. On the “land” side of the Point, you’ll see the world’s largest ore docks and grain elevators reflected in the calm waters of Allouez Bay.
Urban and rural public beaches
Douglas County is home to 16 public beaches on the south shore of Lake Superior, 11 within the city of Superior, five outside of city limits. Whether you are looking for a city stroll along the lake on Barker’s Island or prefer an 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.