Whitefish Dunes State Park
Whitefish Dunes State Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • krluom1
    Wausau, Wisconsin14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous place and dog friendly
    This state park is absolutely gorgeous. I brought my dog with and my friend and her two dogs also came along. There is a specific beach area for the dogs which has a lot of space. There is an easy walk/hike to Cave Point from this state park too. Such a beautiful place with gorgeous views.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 15, 2023
  • AndrewFromMadison
    Madison, Wisconsin5,272 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beach is much smaller
    This is one of my favorite state parks - in particular since the cooling breeze off of the Lake Michigan on a hot summer day. The park is not very large, but has several very serene walking trails. It also has a beach - but in the last several years beach has shrunk significantly, since he waters of Lake Michigan have noticeably. The park also has a nature center, where one can explore the natural history of the park and its surroundings.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written February 10, 2024
  • RICART75
    Peru, Indiana2,138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place....
    Yet another wonderful place to enjoy the natural splendor of Door County. Being off-season, mid-week, the traffic flow was minimal; even though it was a cool, yet comfortable day. This made for a very laid-back and relaxing exploration of the area. The beach was almost totally vacant, allowing for a pleasant immersion into the sight and sounds of the waves; as well as an uncrowded meandering along the trails. This is a great place to spend a few hours, or several days.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2024
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cher F
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
absolutely stunning walk along the lake with ample trails in park and nearby. Nice little history about sunken ship in park area, bathrooms clean, and in various points throughout park, lush colors last week of October. Well marked trails with maps at various locations. Some of trail is rugged with tree roots (not as extensive as in cave point, county park which is adjacent), and paved, dirt and gravel trail which was not rugged at all. Through the woods in parts, it was bumpy but you could run with a dog and not break an ankle. The terrain does change in various locations. Over all, it was gorgeous. Late in October the beach area was closed.
Written October 27, 2020
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rdsm77
Tucson, AZ393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Was in the area over the 4th of July weekend and decided to check out this park. Was ignored by the ranger so I wasn’t sure where to go. Looks like this park isn’t as popular as Potowatomi so I didn’t have trouble finding parking. At that point it was getting cloudy fast and could hear thunder. Didn’t go down to the beach. The first beach was closed but I went as far as I could and took pics. Decided to grab a snack and sit by the water in the picnic area. Wasn’t there very long since there was going to be a mass exodus due to the thunder. Traffic was terrible trying to get out of Door County. Would be nice to make it back on a less stormy day.
Written September 5, 2021
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Captarts
The Villages, FL214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
After paying an entrance fee we tried to start a trail to find out it was closed. A second trail lead us to the beach but found after 1/2 mile there was no exit. Debris on the beach, like fallen trees had not been cleared away. If you have absolutely nothing else to do in Door County, head to Whitefish.
Written October 17, 2020
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Lori D
Wisconsin Dells, WI94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We visited the park early in the morning on a week day. The weather was great. The beaches offer a great view of Whitefish Bay. The trails offer a great view of nature. There are many educational opportunities on the trails as well. There is kayaking available for those interested. The beach is open for swimmers but, there is not a lifeguard on duty.
Written August 9, 2020
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Shannon M
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Didn't do trails so I can't speak to those. There is a restroom and changing room. Not that we swam. I believe theu called it Whitefish Beach due to all the DEAD Whitefish on the beach shoreline and floating in the water. I mean kids building sandcastles with fish tails sticking out! Flies having a feast with it. Smelled just like you imagine. So so bad and I have pretty low standards for a beach due to where I come from. These pictures don't do it justice
Written June 21, 2022
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AndrewFromMadison
Madison, WI5,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Business
This is one of my favorite state parks - in particular since the cooling breeze off of the Lake Michigan on a hot summer day. The park is not very large, but has several very serene walking trails. It also has a beach - but in the last several years beach has shrunk significantly, since he waters of Lake Michigan have noticeably. The park also has a nature center, where one can explore the natural history of the park and its surroundings.
Written February 10, 2024
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Jason
Palatine, IL17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Due to erosion only one of the beaches is accessible. We went in the AM and there was only one other couple on the beach. We hiked the red trail in the morning. The dunes are magnificent. Had lunch and then went over Clarks Lake in the afternoon. Took some pictures from Nature Center of dunes in afternoon and you could see many more people on beach. Parking lot also was not full but had many more cars.
Written July 21, 2020
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klutzWestBend
West Bend, WI793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We enjoyed our hike there yesterday. Be sure to go to the lake and then take the trail all the way to the county park. There are big roots to walk over, but certainly doable. We did find that there were many more people at the county park, which was a bit scary, but the area was beautiful. The area informing about sunken ships was well done and interesting. Great place to spend a few hours.
Written October 8, 2020
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Amanda R
Green Bay, WI210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Well maintained hiking trails and beautiful views. There are pit toilets and a changing area (near the nature center). The water was freezing when we went but it didn’t stop the kids from going in. Currently the first beach is closed, so the closest to the lot is the second beach. It is rocky but changes to sand not all that far down.
Written August 11, 2020
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Elizabeth S
Saint Paul, MN12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We had a wonderful time at this state park - from the beach walk, to the trails, to the views from the rocks/cliffs. We were a bit skeptical based on some of the reviews but it turned out we enjoyed it just as much, if not more than, Cave Point County Park. Make sure to check out Old Baldy and the observation platform - it gives a higher vantage point of the park and a beautiful view. There are a bunch of picnic tables right off the parking lot - we ventured out on the rocks and were surprised to find such a beautiful view from there.
Written May 24, 2021
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