Cities and Towns in Chequamegon Bay
The Chequamegon Bay, home to the Apostle Islands gateway, Bayfield Wisconsin. You can also find various areas to explore while in Chequamegon Bay.
Chequmegon Bay, located in the northern most part of Wisconsin includes some of the best kayaking, charter boat fishing, skiing, mountain biking, and hiking trails available in the state of Wisconsin.
Chequamegon is derived from the Ojibwe Language which loosely translates to Zhaagawaamikong, which means, "Sand Bar", or strip of land that runs into the water. Chequamegon bay runs to the east as far as the Bad River reservation, and east to Washburn Wisconsin, and runs north into Bayfield Wisconsin and the Red Cliff reservation. Once, an inlet for fur trading, timber harvesting and the Omaha Railroad, now home to marinas, ports, and commerce. The Chequamegon Bay has become one of the most popular tourism destinations among the Great Lakes states.
Ashland Wisconsin, home of the Oredocks. Construction of the Soo Line Ore Dock began in 1916. Originally, it was 900 feet long. In 1925, an addition was completed bringing the dock to its final length of 1,800 feet.
Before its demolition was finished in 2013, leaving behind just the concrete base, the ore dock was 80 feet high and 59 feet wide. It was reputed to have been the largest concrete structure of its kind in the world. Until the mid-1960s, iron ore mined in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was shipped from this dock. At one time, there were five such docks in Ashland.
The remaining concrete base of the once massive structure is currently being developed as a public space and potential fishing pier.
Bayfield Wisconsin, the gateway to the Apostle Islands.
Red Cliff Wisconsin
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa occupy the Red Cliff reservation on the northeast end of Chequamegon Bay, home to Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, Frog Bay Tribal National Park, and much more.
Things To Do in Bayfield
Kayaking & Canoeing