A Quiet Resort Open Year Round On Picturesque Thousand Island Lake on famous Cisco Chain of Lakes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Welcome to Wilderness Bay
Enjoy your stay with us in any of our five housekeeping cabins on level ground, tucked away in our secluded bay on Thousand Island Lake.
We are a dog friendly resort! All of our units are complete with TV and Direct TV satellite programming. Each kitchen includes microwave, coffee maker, toaster, all dishes, kettles and utensils. Bedding is provided, but you supply your own towels. All cabins have a patio door with deck on lakeside. Utilize your personal Weber grill and picnic table while taking in scenic views from our beautiful lake!
"Juls' Sweet Shop" features candy and ice cream!. Our convenience store also sells hunting and fishing licenses. Wi-fi is available on a limited basis in the store for those who want to keep in touch with the outside world!
The Famous Cisco Chain of Lakes
Visitors will enjoy their vacation on the famous Cisco Chain of fifteen lakes with over 271 miles of scenic shoreline. Nestled in our colorful bay on Thousand Island Lake, Wilderness Bay Resort is on one of the largest chain of lakes in the world. In fact, the state record silver musky was caught just beyond our dock! Two undeveloped lakes on the chain remind us of days past when solitude prevailed.
Excellent fishing for walleye, musky, northern pike, bass and pan-fish provides long days of enjoyment. A day boating on the Cisco Chain can take you to both Michigan and Wisconsin.
Side trips to the Porcupine Mountains and Lake of the Clouds, Bond and Agate Falls, six major ski hills, Lac Vieux Desert Casino and many other attractions are within an hour’s drive away.
Enjoy Wilderness Bay Resort!
Come join us and experience Michigan's outdoor wonderland. Check out our great off-season rates!
The Great Outdoors
Our resort is SNOWMOBILE and ATV friendly! Book your winter getaway with us too!
Hike out your back door! We are located right on the trail and just 3 miles from the Sylvania Wilderness Entrance Station.
Bicycles are welcome too!! We are on the bike trail!!
The U.P. of Michigan has excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Dedicated to hearty individuals who love the winter and fishing.
About the ownersLaura and Dan Hance, along with their daughter Juls, moved to the Northwoods to pursue their dream in 2016. "Our love for people, the Northwoods, and excellent customer service, drives our passion to make Wilderness Bay the place you come year after year. We live on site to provide a vacation where you and your family and friends can sit back, relax and make memories to last a lifetime."
Melissa and Bob McGuffin joined the Wilderness Bay family as partners in January of 2020. They are ten year residents of the U.P., but have been vacationing in the Northwoods for decades prior. "We are excited to share our passion of the Northwoods. We hope to inspire the next generation of families to experience the up-North lifestyle."
Epic place for a vacation. Gorgeous, clean, pristine and relaxing. Big thanks to Josh Flesch for recommending! My new choice for a northern escape.