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Point Beach State Forest

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lemons1020 wrote a review Apr 2021
43 contributions12 helpful votes
We were there for an afternoon in late March and it was a clear sunny day. It was wonderful day but unless you love cold wind that is surprisingly strong I would recommend a little later in the year. On the other hand the cool temps kept the crowds away. There were several places to stop and view or walk on the beach. Picnic areas, campground, and a light house that you can see but are not allowed to approach closely.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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AndrewFromMadison wrote a review Jan 2021
Madison, Wisconsin2699 contributions166 helpful votes
Everyone swears by The Ridges Sanctuary in Door County. But few people know that unique glacial feature - alternation of swales and ridges left by retreating glacial lake - could be seen much closer. So if you live in Milwaukee or Madison, you don't have to drive all the way to Door County to see that - Point Beach is in Two Rivers. The park has beautiful trails; it also hosts Rawley's Point Lighthouse.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tommy599 wrote a review Nov 2020
Two Rivers, Wisconsin630 contributions477 helpful votes
Point Beach is more of a woodsy walking trail area verse a beach venue near the camp sites. BUT --- Just walk South of the Lighthouse and you will find some great beaches with san. Infact you can walk a good four miles on the beach all the way to Two Rivers. The biking trail is fantastic through the forest all the way into Two rivers. Stop at Port Sandy bay just North of Two Rivers for some good food and drink.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Smiledoctorsmile wrote a review Sep 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota206 contributions90 helpful votes
We like backcountry camping, but don't like campgrounds, unless desperate. Luckily we found the walk-in site (about 3/4 miles away from parking) still available. We purchased a State Park pass and a camping pass by calling in the reservation number the same day we needed the reservations (Tuesday). We hiked in at dusk (headlamps a must) and the signage was fine, until the very end. We found the Kayak campsite sign ("Kayak" was in blue) but spent time looking for the Ice Age sign and campsite on the Ice Age Trail. There was not a comparable sign. Finally, we asked the folks at the other site and we all concluded what could be the unlabeled Ice Age site. At 8:30 pm we didn't think anyone else would be showing up anyway. Since we did everything over the phone with a ranger at Devil's Lake (that's where the call went) we didn't have some of the finer details (like a map or knowledge of the amenities). The other campers kindly pointed out the outside pit toilet in the bushes -- I totally would have missed that (it was closer to the Kayak site). In the light of the day, there were more pieces of garbage and evidence that A LOT of people don't know about the pit toilet. It was gross, but I pickup up a lot of TP and other trash (fake plastic grass from a sushi takeout??) since we're a 'leave no trace/pack out your trash' family. Plastic bags are a must. Gloves are good too. All in all, it is a great site, right behind a dune next to Lake Michigan. We'd totally camp here again. BTW, the picnic table was extra long, so you could push a wheelchair up to it. This is NOT an ADA site, but that extra length was like a prep area and allowed one to prep food with your legs at the table, not leaning over the seat. We really liked that aspect too. Suggestions: bring your own TP and zip locks and hike out your own trash; pick up other trash; headlamps, earplugs bc the lake can be loud; knit cap; take a photo of the park/camp site map b/c there is no cell service; not sure if there are potable water faucets as we brought our own jug of water. To the Park Service -- put up a sign to we know which site is "Kayak" and which site is "Ice Age" (and name it so it doesn't match the name of the trail). Parking was easy. The next day we walked the beach and picked up trash, biked around the campground, found flush toilets and sinks, and a few info plaques about the area. Nice boardwalk to the beach over the dunes. Many places to picnic.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Emma P wrote a review Aug 2020
Lyndon Station, Wisconsin26 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a site with a conformation no#. But when we got there. There was someone else in it. We show the guy our conformation. He said he just call for a reservation and said this site was available. We went back to the visitor station to call someone. But no luck we left message. Went back to site the guy was gone. It was not a good experience there. We got told with covid 19. We were in a secluded area. Nope every sites was full. If you like hiking and bike riding then this is a good place. We ended up going some where else after the first night there. With fireworks and people going by at all hours of the night. Not for my husband or i.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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