Newport State Park

View Website Favorite (13) 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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The park's wilderness philosophy offers 2,370-acres of forests and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 30 miles of hiking trails and backpack camping, as quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. For a unique and interactive outdoor experience, check out Fern Trail in Door County's Newport State Park. The trail is completely accessible, with the goal of guiding visitors through the forest with interpretative, engaging panels. The panels include audio interpretation, illustrations, guided imagery and tactile elements. For those with a visual loss, or others just looking for an even more interactive experience, they can check out a "Discovery Pen" at the park visitor center. Touch the pen to the panel and instantly hear audio of birds, narration of the panels, as well as an explanation of the imagery and tactile elements on each panel. 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.

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

Nearby Places

Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe 2/10/2018 Ellison Bay - 0 miles away
Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament 4/19/2018 - 4/22/2018 Baileys Harbor - 13.79 miles away
SOUP! 2/03/2018 Fish Creek - 13.89 miles away
Shakespeare in the Alley Exhibition 2/09/2018 - 3/17/2018 Fish Creek - 13.89 miles away
Candlelight Ski/Hike 2/03/2018 Fish Creek - 14.18 miles away
Fish Creek's Winter Festival 2/02/2018 - 2/04/2018 Fish Creek - 14.45 miles away
Winter Wine & Cherry Fest 2/03/2018 Fish Creek - 14.89 miles away
Door County Pond Hockey Tournament 2/10/2018 Baileys Harbor - 16.4 miles away

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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.