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Cave Point County Park

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5360 Schauer Rd, The park is open everyday from 8 to 5., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-8266
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a great place to stop and visit both summer, fall, winter and spring! I love packing a lunch and spending and hour admiring the views.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tealchristine2712
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many visits over the past 20 years, exciting waters, breathtaking views. During winter gusts of wind cause waves to crash against the bluffs, if you are standing in the right spot the ground actually trembles. Frightening and exciting at the same time!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ritas44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely worth a visit. I wish we could have stayed longer but it was very cold the day we went. Absolutely beautiful!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chicagotraveler121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy access for the casual hiker. Lots of interesting rock formations. Would be a great place for a picnic.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

We visited on a sunny weekday morning and hiked the beautiful rocky shoreline for over an hour. The cave inlets were very noisy as the waves came crashing in. The water was crystal clear and there were several outcroppings where you could get photos and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

Very cool place to see some very dramatic Lake Michigan scenery. The loud boom of the waves as they crash into the caves can be heard when you are driving up. There is a nice little path to walk on along the rocky lakeshore. They...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Felicite34
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Worth the drive, as it's a bit out of the way. Strong onshore wind the day we were there, and the sound was deafening and very pleasing!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HemlockHill12
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited Cave Point Park for the first time! It provided a scenic view of Lake Michigan’s waves crashing below us against the rock walls. This is a place for adults and older teens, but not for young kids!! There is no railing and those...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Denny L
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This is where you go to see the iconic Lake Michigan shoreline view in Door county. Right near Whitefish Dunes, which his also worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Catherine C
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Park was unbelievably beautiful. Rock formations and the lake were breathtaking. Very glad i brought a DSLR camera with me! This is a must-see when in Door County, which was eluded to me by a local when i asked about family friendly things to do....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
I met a couple on bicycle who had ridden to Cave Point. They parked their bikes and walked the rocky trails at water’s edge.
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they must be leashed and remember to clean up and carry out dog poo
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t have our dog and we only saw walkers, no dogs while we were there..
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Peoria, Illinois
Hiking and beaches (11 Replies)
We are coming up to Door County for the first time at the end of July to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. I have a couple questions that I thought I could just combine in one post: 1) What are the best moderate length/difficulty hikes on the peninsula, preferably some that afford awesome views? I have looked into Peninsula State Park and Cave Point County Park, but specifically are there trails there that you would recommend? We are regular hikers up for hikes of probably no more...More
April 11, 2016|
Response fromrfn44|
Murphy Park just south of Egg Harbor on the bay side and Whitefish Dune State Park on the lake side. For a really nice romantic dinner on your anniversary I would choose the Waterfront in Sister Bay. Try to time your reservation about a half hour before sunset. Enjoy your trip.
Peoria, Illinois
Itinerary Critique (8 Replies)
Itinerary is still tentative and has some holes. Would love any input as far as logistics/timing/things that aren't reasonable to do in the time allotted. Quick background: First time to DC. Myself and my husband, early 30s, visiting for 5 nights for our wedding anniversary. Love hiking, biking, being outdoors, wine, cider, good food, relaxing on the beach. Not interested in seeing a play, seeing movies, visiting museums on this trip. Dates July 22-27 Day 1 (Friday): We will arrive...More
June 30, 2016|
Response fromsailingfan|
Wow, I'm tired just reading this! Best beach would be Egg Harbor or Sister Bay. Place to provision is Main Street Market in Egg Harbor. I would move Washington Island to day 5. That way you could do the drive around and exploring stuff and you might decide to do more of that rather than the island. You need to do a fish boil at Pelletiers, the Bayside Bar is right across from the Thorpe House so drop in there. I know you are not interested in a play, but I would strongly suggest...More
Sulphur, Louisiana
Trip report 8-2&3 (1 Replies)
First, thanks to Trip advisors. So much good info and advice. My granddaughter and I made a quick Door County trip. What a beautiful area! All of the towns are very clean and have flowers everywhere. We stayed in Sturgeon Bay at Super 8. We went to Peninsula SP-saw Eagle Bluff lighthouse and climbed the tower. This a great park for campers. We saw eagles and wild turkeys. We then went to Cana Island Lighthouse. It's a beautiful location. We climbed to the top. Great view and museum. The only...More
August 12, 2009|
Response fromkimbobb|
Thanks for the trip report. We don't have enough of them for Wisconsin. Glad that the trip went well, and that you really enjoyed yourselves. Come back and see us again!