Hiawatha Water Trail and Lake Superior

 

The Hiawatha Water Trail (HWT) traverses from Big Bay to Grand Marais on the southern shore of Lake Superior. The 120-mile long trail follows the shoreline that was once paddled by Native Americans and early European explorers. The water trail passes by the towns of Marquette, Munising, Grand Marais and some of the most beautiful places in the Midwest, including the famous Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Grand Island National Recreation Area, and the Hiawatha National Forest.

Public Access, Lake Superior:

 

Anna River

  • Day Use
  • Parking Area
  • Public restrooms (Pit Toilet)

 
 

Au Train Beach

  • Day Use
  • Parking Area
  • Public restrooms (Pit Toilet)
  • Boat storage (Rack)
  • Site amenities also Include a universal accessible kayak launch and fishing pier, railroad depot pavilion, log cabin interpretive center, picnic tables, restrooms, and trail head for multi-uses such as biking, snowmobiling and ATV use.
  • Accessible amenities via Au Train: dining, lodging, grocery, party store, gas station.

 
 

Bay Furnace Recreation Area

  • USFS campground
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking Area
  • Public restrooms (Pit Toilet)
  • Potable Water
  • Shelter
  • Accessible amenities via Christmas: gas station/convenience store, dining, lodging, casino

 
 

Bayshore Marina Munising

  • Day Use
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking Area
  • Public restrooms (Pit Toilet)
  • Potable Water
  • Accessible amenities via Munising: groceries, outfitter, hardware store, dining, gas station/convenience store, lodging

 
 

Bayshore Park Grand Marais

  • Day Use
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking Area
  • Public restrooms (Flush Toilet)
  • Potable Water
  • Shelter
  • Site Amenities include sand beach with bathhouse, volleyball court, handicap parking, covered picnic pavilion/bandstand, and playground
  • Accessible amenities via Grand Marais: outfitter, dining, gas station/convenience store, lodging

 
 

Sand Point

  • Sandy beach along paved road

 
 

Twelve Mile Beach

  • Sandy beach

 

Hiawatha National Forest, Inland Lakes

Public Access, Inland Lakes

 

Au Train Lake
This site has 6 parking spaces available. A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retrieving of largest boats may be difficult and not recommended.


 
 

Ackerman Lake
This site has 3 parking spaces available. A gravel-surfaced ramp, suitable for medium-sized and smaller boats only.


 
 

Cusino Lake
This site has 5 parking spaces available. This site is equipped with a public toilet. A carry-down launching area, this site does not have an improved ramp and is siutable for car-top boats and canoes only. It has parking available within 150 feet of the launching area.


 
 

Fish Lake
This site has 6 parking spaces available. A gravel-surfaced ramp, suitable for medium-sized and smaller boats only.

 
 

Forest Lake
This site has 25 parking spaces available. A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all trailerable watercraft (minimum of 2.5 - 3 feet deep at a distance of 20 feet from shore).


 
 

Gemini Lakes
This site has 3 parking spaces available. A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retrieving of largest boats may be difficult and not recommended.


 
 

Irwin Lake
This site has 4 parking spaces available. A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retrieving of largest boats may be difficult and not recommended.


 

Kingston Lake
This site has 6 parking spaces available. A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all trailerable watercraft (minimum of 2.5 - 3 feet deep at a distance of 20 feet from shore).

 
 

Nawakwa Lake
This site has 10 parking spaces available. This site has 1 skid pier(s). A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retrieving of largest boats may be difficult and not recommended.


 
 

Petes Lake
This site has 5 parking spaces available. A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retrieving of largest boats may be difficult and not recommended.


 
 

Ross Lake
This site has 5 parking spaces available. A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundment size to accommodate all trailerable watercraft (minimum of 2.5 - 3 feet deep at a distance of 20 feet from shore).


 
 

West Branch Whitefish River
This site has 10 parking spaces available. This site is a carry-down launching area. Site does not have an improved ramp and is siutable for car-top boats and canoes only. It has parking available within 150 feet of the launching area.