About SuperiorBy the millions of tons, ore, grain and coal pour through the great port at Superior-Duluth. This excellent deepwater harbor at the head of Lake Superior ranks among the nation's leading ports in tonnage. Along the 28 miles of shoreline in Superior are shipyards, grain elevators, many heavy industries and some of the world's largest docks.
Accessible from the mainland via US 2/53, Barker's Island combines a 420-slip marina, a hotel, an 18-hole miniature golf course, playground, 5-mile paved recreation trail, picnic area, beach, fishing pier, outdoor performance pavilion and the SS Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum. Also available are a public boat launch, sailing lessons and charters for fishing and sailing. Phone (715) 392-2773 or (800) 942-5313.
The campus of the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a number of parks are part of the municipal geography. Billings Park, at the west end of 21st Street, includes many lagoons and gardens; phone (715) 395-7270.
Scenic Amnicon Falls highlights nearby Amnicon Falls State Park. Pattison State Park, south of the city, offers varied summer and winter recreation and is home to Big Manitou Falls, the highest waterfall in the state at 165 feet; phone (715) 399-3111. Both parks feature year-round camping..
Superior also boasts one of the largest municipal forests in the country. The 4,400-acre Superior Municipal Forest offers 17 miles of trails for cross-country skiing and hiking. The Wild Rivers State Trail and the Tri-County Corridor Trail are both multi-use recreation trails available year-round and are part of the more than 300 miles of seasonal all-terrain vehicle and snowmobile trails in Douglas County.
Visitor Centers Superior/Douglas County Chamber of Commerce 205 Belknap St. Superior, WI 54880. Phone:(715)394-7716 or (800)942-5313
Superior/Douglas County Convention and Visitor's Bureau Welcome Center 305 Harborview Pkwy. Superior, WI 54880. Phone:(715)392-2773 or (800)942-5313
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