Newport State Park
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The park's wilderness offers 2,370-acres of forests and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 30 miles of hiking trails and backpack camping. For a unique and interactive outdoor experience, check out Fern Trail. The trail is completely accessible, with the goal of guiding visitors through the forest with interpretative, engaging panels. For those with a visual loss, at the visitor center you can check out a "Discovery Pen" which provides audio at the panels. Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times. Certain areas may be off-limits to pets.
Newport's geographic location at the end of the Door peninsula on the shores of Lake Michigan make it an ideal site for remarkably dark skies. Newport received International Dark Sky park status in 2017. This designation is given to land possessing an exceptional quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational cultural heritage and/or public enjoyment. It is a good idea to come during the day to familiarize yourself with the terrain and pick up a map and a dark sky park brochure.
Choose Your List(s)
- On Water
- Disabled Access
- Pets Welcome/Inquire
- Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
- Adaptive Equipment Available
- Campground Type
- Trail Length (miles)
- Nature Trails
- Ski Skating
- Publicly Owned
- Number of Campsites
- Natural Attractions Type
- Parks, Forests, Trails
Travel Green Wisconsin Certified
Certified: (Req. 30 Points)
- Offer a reduced fee for sticker entrance and camping to Wisconsin nonprofits.
- Counter tops and cabinets are made of recycled sunflower hulls.
- Offer educational programs led by naturalists, focus is native plants & animals and invasive species.
- Use low-flow water fixtures.
- Educate and evaluate staff on sustainability practices.