Whether you prefer a few nights of primitive, hike-in camping or
want to wander through and take in the breath-taking views, the
State Parks in Door County are your gateway to experiencing
beauty and nature.
There are five state parks located within Door County:
Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is a 2,400-acre
"wilderness park" with 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 3
miles of sand beaches. Newport has more than 40 miles of hiking and
mountain bike trails. The park features 16 backpack, walk-in
campsites, including several along Europe Lake. Cross-country ski
and snowshow trails are open in winter. (920) 854-2500.
Park, between Fish Creek and Ephraim, is a 3,776-acre
state treasure on Wisconsin's Door County peninsula. Rocky bluffs
ascend over 150 feet while deer graze contentedly in abandoned farm
fields. Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula is
also its most popular camping destination, with 468 campsites.
Park, south of Sturgeon Bay, has gently rolling upland
terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The
park has 123 family campsites (25 electric) plus a fully accessible
cabin. The park overlooks Sawyer Harbor on Green Bay and presents
exceptional fishing opportunities. (920) 746-2890.
Rock Island State
Park, at the very tip of the Door County Peninsula, is
a 700-acre gem. Pottawatomie Lighthouse, a sand beach, and an
Icelandic-style boat house offer a diverse experience. This park
offers 40 walk-in campsites; motorized vehicles are not allowed.
You can reach Rock Island by private boat or ferry (seasonal).
(920) 847-2235 summer, or (920) 847-3156 winter.
Dunes features a spectacular, fully acessible sand
beach and Wisconsin's highest dunes. Trails wind through both woods
and wetlands. Exhibits at the visitor center highlight dune
ecology. This park is for day use only. (920) 823-2400.
The Ahnapee State
Trail stretches between Sturgeon Bay, Algoma, Casco,
Luxemburg and Kewaunee along a 46-mile former railroad grade. The
screened limestone path winds its way through farmland and cedar
swamp. The nearly level trail is suitable for biking, hiking,
snowmobiling and horses. Parking and rest rooms are available on
Neenah Street in Sturgeon Bay and Forestville Dam Park in
stickers are required on all vehicles entering Wisconsin state
parks. Buy yours at any state park contact station upon arrival.
Daily stickers are valid at any Wisconsin state park on the date of
purchase. Annual stickers are valid at any Wisconsin state park
until the end of the calendar year.
Admission stickers are required on all vehicles entering
Wisconsin state parks. Buy yours at any state park contact station
upon arrival. Daily stickers are valid at any Wisconsin state park
on the date of purchase. Annual stickers ($25-$35) are valid at any
Wisconsin state park until the end of the calendar year. One-hour
stickers are $5. Out-of-state stickers for one day
are $10. For more information,call 608-266-2181
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