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Swimming

The Keweenaw peninsula features a staggering amount of shoreline along not only Lake Superior but also the many inland lakes within its interior. Many of these shores have been improved for swimming, with the addition of sandy beaches and gradual drop offs. And while Lake Superior may not be known for its warm waters and wide sandy beaches, it too provides more then a few prime swimming spots that due to the lakes shallow depths provide surprisingly water temperatures for most of the summer.


Bete Grise

Lac La Belle - The most iconic of Keweenaw beaches, this beautiful white sand beach stretches for nearly a mile along the scenic Bete Grise Bay - 1000 feet of which is open to the public. Learn More...

Bete Grise South

Lac La Belle - Like its sister to the north, this mile long expanse of white sand beach borders the picturesque waters of Bete Gris Bay and overlook the lush mountains along the Keweenaw's tip. Learn More...

Calumet Waterworks

Calumet - The centerpiece of this day use park is its 1800 feet of Lake Superior beach backed by a short sandy ridge and littered with a generous collection of lake stones. Learn More...

Eagle Harbor Beach

Eagle Harbor - Sitting within the warm and protected waters of Eagle Harbor, this popular swimming spot features over 1200 feet of sand beach overlooking the picturesque summit of Mt. Baldy. Learn More...

Eagle River Beach

Eagle River - Backed by several picturesque dunes and bordered by the meandering waters of Garden Creek, this once cobblestone littered shore has been recently converted by changing lake levels into one of the area's finest sand beaches. Learn More...

Great Sand Bay

Eagle River - Over 4500 feet of public beach reside along this sprawling bay's shallow (and consequently warm) waters, backed by the impressive line of soaring sand dunes that give the bay its name. Learn More...

Hancock Recreation Area

Hancock - This small city park offers a generously wide, 300 foot long stretch of sandy swimming beach set along the Portage Canal. Learn More...

Kestner Park

Houghton - Tucked into the corner of this sprawling public park is a small 150 foot swimming and bathing beach located along the Portage Canal. Learn More...

Hubbell Park

Hubbell - This quaint public park set along the deep waters of Torch Lake features a small 200 foot swimming beach tucked inside a small cove.Learn More...

Lake Linden Park

Lake Linden - Accenting this sprawling municipal park is over a thousand feet of sand beach set along the vast waters of Torch Lake. Learn More...

McLain State Park

Hancock - This state park's 1000 foot long swimming beach is set within the protection of a sprawling breakwater and overlooks the North Entry lighthouse. Learn More...

Sandy Bottom

Dollar Bay - Living up to its name, this 300 foot long beach along Portage Lake at the entranceway to Dollar Bay features not only a sandy bottom, but also a gradual drop off and relatively warm waters. Learn More...

Traverse Bay Beach

Gay - Complimenting this isolated park along the Keweenaw's eastern shore is a rather generous white sand beach, a line of picturesque dunes and a meandering creek. Learn More...

White City

Jacobsville - Once home to the area's premier amusement park, this impressively sized white sand beach is cradled by the half mile long south entry pier and overlooks Keweenaw Bay and the distant Huron Mountains. Learn More...

Lake Manganese

Copper Harbor - This remote glacier lake features several hundred feet of sand beach resting along its eastern shore overlooking the lush mountains of the Keweenaw's interior. Learn More...

Lake Perrault

Painesdale - Several hundred feet of sand beach line this isolated lake's southern shore, complimented by relatively warm waters and a gradual drop off. Learn More...