Silver Bay Marina, Protected Access

A view by air of Silver Bay Marina and Small Craft Safe Harbor.

This fully accessible Small Craft Harbor; was developed in 1999 in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers, is owned by the Minnesota DNR and is operated and maintained by the City of Silver Bay. This site includes a deck and gazebo, an interpretive overlook of the facility, lake and ships serving the adjacent North Shore Mining facility. A city park and picnic area are adjacent. The Hesper ship wreck is near the east breakwater. Nearby services and amenities include: restaurants, golf, lodging, groceries, hiking trails and other recreational facilities.

Contact information: 218-226-3121


Silver Bay Marina and safe harbor, along the shore of Lake Superior.

Access Amenities:

Two ramps within small craft harbor with 5-foot minimum depth at ramp ends.
Three make ready docks, one used primarily for divers.
Paved parking for 20 car/trailers.
Vault toilets.
Fish cleaning station.

Marina Amenities:

108 slips: 68 seasonal 25 to 110-feet; 40 transient 25 to 110-feet.
Slips include: 110 and 240 volt power, potable water and dock boxes.
Restrooms, showers, laundry, and pump out.
Vending machines, limited ship store.
Premium gas and diesel.
Lighted buoys marking the marina entrance.
Seven acre calm water basin.

Location: 52.1 miles northeast of the Duluth Harbor Entry, 10.5 miles northeast of Twin Points, and 24.5 miles southwest of Taconite Harbor.

Approximate GPS Coordinates: Lat 47º 16.10 Lon 91º 16.28

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