Milwaukee Lake Shore Parks
Designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, Lake Park is on the National Register of Historic Places. The last known remaining Indian mound in Milwaukee is found here. North Point Lighthouse (1888) is currently being restored. These county parks are a 400-acre mix of shoreline, ravines, woodlands and meadows that offer safe harbor to the many birds that use the Lake Michigan flyway.
Directions: These lakefront parks extend along Lincoln Memorial Drive from 800 to 3200 north.
Gazetteer: Page 39, D-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 88, E-4 (10th edition).
Phone: 414/257-7275 (Milwaukee County Parks) or 414/962-1680 (Lake Park Friends).
Signature species: Four-season birding with a list of impressive species.
Rare species: Ross’s Goose, King Eider, Purple Sandpiper, Red Phalarope, Thayer’s Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Snowy Owl, and Carolina Wren.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest Food & lodging: Milwaukee.