Stretching over .75 mile along Lake Superior’s shoreline, this incredible 180-acre property owned by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa includes pristine sandy beaches, primordial boreal forest, and a magnificent coastal estuary. The trail provides excellent views of the Apostle Islands Gaylord Nelson Wilderness Area including Oak, Basswood, Hermit, Raspberry and Stockton Islands.
The original 88 acre parcel that established Frog Bay Tribal National Park in 2011 was protected through a partnership with private landowners, BRC, Red Cliff Tribe, and funders. The Conservancy worked with David and Marjorie Johnson who purchased the land in the 1980’s to ensure its permanent protection with the Johnson’s donating half of the value of the land. The remaining half came in the form of a Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency. The Tribe doubled the size of the park in 2017, and the Tribal Council also enacted the greater Frog Creek Conservation Management Area (CMA) that same year. In total, the CMA permanently protects 300 acres in the Frog Creek watershed.
Directions: From Bayfield, drive North on Hwy 13 to Red Cliff. Turn right on Blueberry Rd. at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino. Follow Blueberry Rd. for approx. 3 miles. Turn right onto Frog Bay Rd. Follow until it dead ends. The Ravine Trail can be reached via the beautiful metal bridge to the left or the Beach Trail via an old access road to the right of the parking area.