Located at:

33250 Little Sand Bay Rd. Russell, Wi 54814

Rustic Makwa Den Kayak Campground is located 1/4 mile From the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore next to Little Sand Bay (Look for the Higher Ground Academy Bus).  We offer primitive sites at $15/ night and have electric and wifi(*)  available to campers. Little Sand bay, just down the road, has showers, restrooms and ice.  Our Apostle Islands camp sites are great for kayak camping in the Apostle Islands as we are very close to Little Sand Bay kayak launch and boat ramp and the Hokenson Fishery heritage site.  From there it is a 2.3 mile paddle to Sand Island and just one more mile (3.3 from Little Sand Bay) to the Sand Island Sea Caves.

(*)wifi speeds restriced to online browsing and wifi phone calls and texts.  Not enough speed for streaming video.

*Each site occupancy is limited to 4 adults (children 15 & under not included). Additional guests (16 & over) may be added for $5 extra per night.

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Rustic Makwa Den Kayak Campground is located in some of the last old growth Boreal forest left on the Bayfield peninsula and is rich with moss, Chanterelles, lichen, Boletes, White Pines, Birch and Hemlock trees. We have easy access, 1/4 mile away, to Little Sand Bay on Lake Superior and a beautiful inland estuary where the Sand River meets Lake Superior.  Get away from the crowds of Bayfield and find yourself at peace in the pines…



(715)-209-2244  (Primary)

(715)-209-3216  (Travis)