What is Frog Bay Tribal National Park?
There are five Apostle Islands visible from Frog Bay National Park. Frog Bay National Park is the first tribal national park in the United States. Frog Bay National Park is located on the Red Cliff reservation in Bayfield County (WI). This pristine 180-acre property is home to hiking trails, sandy beach front and a beautiful boardwalk trail. Established in 2011, Frog Bay National Park has 2-miles of hiking and snowshoeing trails available to tribal members and non-tribal individuals year-round.
Frog Bay National Park is the first tribal national park in the United States. Red Cliff puts special emphasis on the sustainable management of natural resources both on the Reservation and in the Chippewa ceded territories, and for the overall protection of Lake Superior. FBTNP and the Frog Bay Conservation Management Area (CMA) celebrates the cultural importance of water and the spirituality that is associated with Lake Superior.
In 2017, the Red Cliff Tribal Council doubled the size of the Lake Superior Conservancy from 180-acres to 300-acres. The park is managed by the Red Cliff Treaty Natural Resources Division. The Red Cliff Treaty Natural Resources Division has developed plans to install the current infrastructure as a means to protect the sensitive habitats within the park.
Visitors can come and learn about the cultural importance of the forest and ecology. The Red Cliff Treaty Natural Resources Division asks that visitors practice a "leave no trace" experience, as you come and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of Gitchi Gumii (Lake Superior).
For questions, contact the Treaty Natural Resources Department at 715-779-3750 or TNR@redcliff-nsn.gov.
Things To Do in Bayfield
Kayaking and Canoeing