Newport State Park

View Website Favorite (19) 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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Snap a selfie with our best views! 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
  • Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type
    • Tracked
    • Flat
    • Wooded
  • Campground Type
    • Backpack
    • Tent
  • Adaptive Equipment Available
    • Yes
  • Trail Length (miles)
    • 26
  • Snowshoeing
    • Yes
  • Toilets
    • Yes
  • Nature Trails
    • Yes
  • Number of Campsites
    • 17
  • Ski Skating
    • Yes
  • Shelter
    • Yes
  • Publicly Owned
    • Yes
  • Natural Attractions Type
    • Parks, Forests, Trails

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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.