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Attention: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be resurfacing the Hwy 42/57 (Bay view) Bridge in Sturgeon Bay from March 4 until June 30, 2013. There is a detour route through Sturgeon Bay to reconnect to the highway in the northern part of the city. http://www.doorcounty.com/detour
NEWPORT STATE PARK, WI
Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Tue May 20 2014
DescriptionNewport State Park`s wilderness philosophy offers 2,370 acres of forests and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline as quiet alternatives to bustling Door County.
This park is for backpack camping only!
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Alerts and Important Information
Campsites closed Nov. 19th through Dec. 8th due to deer hunting.
Firewood Notice: Currently, firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from out of state or from more than 25 miles away from the destination campground. In addition, firewood that has been in a Wisconsin EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip. This park is for backpack camping only!
One must carry all camping gear, including drinking water, to the campsites which are 1 to 2.5 miles from where vehicles are parked. Campers should try to allow ample time to reach the campsite before dark.
All sites are wooded. Most sites have open-air toilets, unless they share a pit toilet with another site. Open-air toilets only have a 4- foot wooden back screen. There are no walls, roof, or door. They will not see another site from their site. All sites have shoreline access to Lake Michigan, with the exception of site 14, which is on the Europe Lake Shoreline.
Site amenities include pit toilet, two wooden benches, a combination fire ring/grill, and a metal food storage box. There are no picnic tables at the sites. Drinking water is available at the picnic area hand pump, from May through October, and at the park office year-round. Dead and downed wood may be collected for firewood. Porcupines and raccoons can be a problem.
Vehicle admission stickers are required.Click here for cost of the sticker.
For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information
About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take Hwy 42 North, 2 miles east of Ellison Bay. Turn right on Cty Hwy NP and follow for 3 miles. Cty Hwy NP ends at the entrance to Newport State Park.
Mailing Address:NEWPORT STATE PARK
475 CO HWY NP
ELLISON BAY WI 54210
Phone Number:Information: (920)854-2500