THE HEART OF THE NORTH SHORE
No matter the season, Silver Bay offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, festivals and events to take part in. Hit the endless snowmobile trails in the winter, visit the many raging waterfalls in the spring, catch a few lake trout out of Lake Superior while soaking up the summer sun or explore the beauty that fall brings.
The campground's namesake, Black Beach is found just a short walk from the campground. Go for a swim, have a picnic or relax and watch the waves crash in. If you are visiting the Silver Bay area or staying at the campground, the beach is a must see!
The 9-hole golf course opened to the public in 1983 is owned by the City of Silver Bay and remains a public facility. The golf course is a very well maintained, regulation par 36 that measures 3,173 from the back tees. Surrounded by heavily forested hills, and laid out across the east branch of the Beaver River, the golf course offers both natural beauty as well as a fair challenge to the golfers that visit. The golf course offers guests of the Black Beach Campground a $5 off coupon per person per day to use on a round of golf.
Clean water and quick access to Lake Superior is why boaters of all types prefer Silver Bay Marina. Boats up to 100' can be accommodated on a daily or seasonal basis in one of our 110 spacious slips. Accommodations include water and electrical hookups, sewer pump-outs Valvtect gasoline and diesel sales, spacious private restrooms with showers, and laundry facilities. Boat and trailer dry storage is available, we also offer winter in water storage for boats that are unable to be hauled out.
With an array of State Parks nearby, there are plenty of hiking, biking, skiing, ATV and sight-seeing trails to venture out on. No matter the season, there’s something for everyone. View the walking, hiking and biking trail map for the Silver Bay area here.
If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, you will find some top-quality trails in our area, including the Gitchi-Gami bike trail. Some bases to start exploring include the Moosewalk trail and George's Gorge.
Visit the mouth of the beautiful Baptism River at the gorgeous Tettegouche State Park. Located just four miles north of Silver Bay on Highway 61, Tettegouche offers access to breathtaking views, such as Shovel Point and fabulous amenities at the newly reconstructed visitor center. Silver Bay offers access to numerous hiking trails including the Superior Hiking Trail, which weaves through area forests and hills, revealing breathtaking views between Silver Bay and Grand Marais. Nearby State Parks include Tettegouche, Split Rock, Gooseberry Falls and the Crosby-Manitou.