Wisconsin Point Dune Restoration ProjectIn July of 2017 The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program announced that the City of Superior has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.375 million for the restoration of the dunes on Wisconsin Point. The project includes development of infrastructure to allow public access and protect the sensitive dunes as well as the historical sites on the point. Parking areas will be consolidated from 20+ turnouts to approximately four parking areas, and the dunes will be restored and re-vegetated. Invasive plants will be removed. Boardwalks will be installed over the dunes for beach access across the sensitive ecosystem and these will be ADA compliant. Also, the shoreline along Allouez Bay will be stabilized. Work is expected to begin in the spring of 2018.
The City of Superior had also received a Wisconsin Coastal Management grant for the engineering phase of the Wisconsin Point Dune Restoration Project and this phase of the project is complete.
Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the first public meeting regarding the engineering phase.
Click here to view the updated PowerPoint presentation from public meeting #2.
If you would like to provide comments regarding this project, please click here to submit an online comment form. If you prefer a printable form that you can mail to us please click here.
Wisconsin Point, along with Minnesota Point, are one of the largest freshwater sandbars in the world.
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Rules and Regulations
For information regarding Wisconsin Point beach closings, please check this site: Wisconsin Beach Health.
View a trail map of Wisconsin Point
View the Wisconsin Point Area Management Plan
Check out the St. Louis River Estuary page where you can learn about plans for the restoration of Wisconsin Point. Be sure to click on and enjoy exploring the "Story Maps" which are a great feature of the site!
Photos courtesy of Tom Bridge