Newport State Park

This 2,373-acre state park is Wisconsin’s only designated wilderness park. The park’s evergreen and hardwood forests, meadows and wetlands are framed on one side by 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. With just 16 backpack campsites, 38 miles of trails for hiking, and 16 miles of biking trails, Newport is a welcome respite from the bustle of Door County. Backpack camping is also available in winter, as are 26 miles of cross-county ski trails. The park has an excellent nature center and interpretive programs to foster birding and wildlife viewing.

Directions: From Ellison Bay, follow Hwy 42 east 2 miles to Cty NP (Newport Dr.) 3 miles to the park entrance.

Newport State Park map

Gazetteer: Page 81, B-8 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 51, D-6 (10th edition).

Phone: 920/854-2500 (Wisconsin DNR).

Web site: WDNR Newport State Park

Signature Species: Black-throated Green Warbler, American Redstart, and Ovenbird.

Rare Species: Black-throated Blue Warbler and Great Black-backed Gull.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Provided.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Ellison Bay.

Fees: State Park fees apply.