Horseshoe Bay Protected Access


This remote site was completely redeveloped in 2009. The redevelopment included improvement to the access road and parking lot, relocation of the ramp and adding a crib dock.

A view of the lake in the Horseshoe Bay parking lot.

A view by air of Horseshoe Bay public water access on the shore of Lake Superior.


  • Large concrete ramp.

  • “L” shaped crib dock, provides some wave protection (may be shallow near the end of the dock area).

  • Paved parking for 10 car/trailers.

  • Portable restroom.

  • Beautiful scenic bay.

Horseshoe Bay water depth map.

Click on the water depth map for a larger version to view details.

Horseshoe Bay Protected Access location map


129.7 miles northeast of the Duluth Harbor Entry, 20.9 miles northeast of Grand Marais and 16.2 miles southwest of Grand Portage.

Approximate GPS Coordinates:

Lat 47º 51.02 Lon 89º 56.09

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