Kohler-Andrae State Park & Kohler Park Dunes State Natural Area

This beautiful park with its 2.5 miles of sandy beach along Lake Michigan is a scenic gem. The Kohler Park Dunes State Natural Area preserves some of the best parts of the beach area. There, the dunes, both stabilized and active, are mixed with wetlands and dry-mesic white pine forest. The park has a nature center, and a cordwalk to access the sand dunes. Rushes and sedges along the dunes draw shorebirds like Whimbrels. In the woods, vireos, thrushes, finches, sparrows and warblers are seen. Look for hawks overhead and scan the lake for numerous species of waterfowl during spring and fall migrations.

Directions: From I-43, exit at Cty V east 1.5 miles to the park entrance.

Kohler Andrae State Park & Natural Area map

Gazetteer: Page 47, C-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 81, D-5 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/451-4080 (Wisconsin DNR) .

Web site: WDNR Kohler Andrae State Park | WDNR Kohler Park Dunes State Natural Area

Signature species: Vireos, waterfowl, and thrushes.

Rare species: Surf Scoters and Willets.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & lodging: Sheboygan.

Fee: State Park fees apply.