Lakeshore State Park

This new state park opened in the fall of 2006. It is a 17-acre island off the shoreline of Lake Michigan in the heart of Milwaukee. A bridge at each end of the island will provide visitors with easy access to the island, or one may dock their boat and visit the park. Good birding will be found here as you enjoy the wide variety of species that will cruise past the island. A visitor center will be added along with a river walk and harbor entrance with a lakeside multi-use trail and good fishing access to the lake. The park will connect the Hank Aaron State Trail, and the Oak Leaf Trail, a system of paved trails and parkways traversing about 100 miles through Milwaukee County.

Directions: Entrance to park is south of Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Lakeshore State Park office is located in Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin.

Lakeshore State Park map

Gazetteer: Page 39, D-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 88, E-4 (10th edition).

Phone: 414/263-8570 (Wisconsin DNR).

Web site: Lakeshore State Park

Signature species: Waterfowl, shorebirds, and gulls.

Rare species: Long-tailed Duck, Piping Plover, and Purple Sandpiper.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Nearest food & lodging: Milwaukee.

Fee: State Park fees apply.