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Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, WI 54210
Phone Number: 920-854-2500
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Bring your picnic, beach-walking shoes, camera, and if you want to walk in the woods, woods walking shoes. Camping also available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Grolin
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your picnic, beach-walking shoes, camera, and if you want to walk in the woods, woods walking shoes. Camping also available.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Door County can be crowded at times, but spend some time in Newport State Park and you would never know it... Hiking the trails, especially the ones that hug Lake Michigan is a really delightful way to spend an hour or quite a few hours. Ever want your own private beach to enjoy? This is a place to find it.... More 

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Thank Mark C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

With over a dozen hike-to campsites, Newport offers a touch of wilderness camping without being too remote. Pack your tent and backpack, and hike or bike your way into the woods. Sites have fire pits, metal critter-proof food lockers, and nearby latrines; some have beach access ("beach" has various grades of accessibility) or are close to the water. Beautiful dark... More 

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Thank EpicDriver
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We did the 7 mile Europe Bay hike starting from Parking Lot 3. It's a beautiful trail, easy trail--but it is a LONG hike for someone like myself that isn't used to that kind of distance. I'd do the hike again BUT I'd be sure to bring something to eat (trail mix, perhaps) to keep my energy level up throughout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Few days before, wife let me go camping. So me and my homies called and booked site 12 (only one available). We packed the whip with camping stuff we've been purchasing for 3 years (always planned a trip but never got schedules aligned). Easy drive up with nice views once you hit the peninsula. Parked at lot 1 and started... More 

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Thank Sean C
Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

So, this park has backpack only sites. Depending on where you park, your walk to your site can be anywhere from 45 minutes to a maybe 90 minutes, so no site is too rugged to get to for beginning backpackers. We've camped there 1/2 dozen times and it's always incredibly quiet. This is NOT the place for noisy groups or... More 

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Thank dgper
Green Bay
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved this park! It is seems to have everything you could want to see in Wisconsin. Great views of Lake Michigan from both sandy and rocky beaches. Deep forest with the quiet of Europe Lake's shore. And so much more. My husband and I hiked for 3 hours and only saw about 1/3 of the park.

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Thank C U
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a great park for easy walks and more challenging hikes. The multi-use trails are nicely groomed dirt, grass or gravel with very few tree roots or rocks. We did the Newport loop today which is 5 miles, in about 1 hour and 45 minutes at a leisurely pace with stops to pop out and enjoy some views. If... More 

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Thank AMLIndy
Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I like the mix of trails - some very easy walking and some more rugged. Very nice views of the lake. Some trails poorly marked and with so many people going off trail, it was hard to determine if some forks in the road were really trails. Parking was good, nice picnic area, clean restrooms. We visited on a weekday,... More 

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Thank Judy H
Madison, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a very large, beautiful park for hiking. You could spend hours here and not see the whole thing. I think camping here would be great, other than the bathrooms. The bathrooms for the most part are porta-potties in a cement building. No flushing, and the smell is so awful I basically had to hold my breath until I... More 

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