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Newport State Park

View Website Favorite (20) 475 County Road NP - Ellison Bay, WI 54210
Information: 920-854-2500
Toll Free: 888-947-2757

Open 6am-11pm with overnight camping.

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Park passes are required but are not being sold on-site. Please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center to purchase passes: 888-305-0398, 8am-3pm daily or with questions: 1-888-936-7463, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

Show off your selfie skills! Find a selfie stand located at the picnic/beach area near parking lot # 3 and stop for a fun photo. Share yours with us on Instagram using #ScenicWisconsin.

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.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • On Water
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • Ski Skating
    • Yes
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Tracked
    • Flat
    • Wooded
  • Number of Campsites
    • 17
  • Shelter
    • Yes
  • Publicly Owned
    • Yes
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Nature Trails
    • Yes
  • Adaptive Equipment Available
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 26
  • Campground Type
    • Backpack
    • Tent

Nearby Places

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CANCELED - Blues on the Bay 8/29/2020 Ellison Bay - 3.86 miles away
2
CANCELED - Door County Festival of Fine Arts 8/08/2020 Sister Bay - 7.04 miles away
3
Collection Invitational and Collector's Choice Benefit 8/15/2020 - 9/13/2020 Ephraim - 10.15 miles away
4
Community Mosaic Project 8/15/2020 - 9/13/2020 Ephraim - 10.15 miles away
5
Food Trucks & Floaties 8/15/2020 Baileys Harbor - 14.27 miles away
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And Neither Have I Wings To Fly 8/19/2020 - 9/06/2020 Fish Creek - 16.65 miles away
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CANCELED - Door County Sports & Classic Car Show 8/08/2020 Egg Harbor - 19.26 miles away
8
Egg Harbor Sidewalk Sales 8/22/2020 Egg Harbor - 20.64 miles away

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Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

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Green Innovations

  • 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.