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In the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Lakeshore State Park provides a Locationunique urban oasis with recreational and educational opportunities geared to the urban population. Lakeshore State Park offers great views of the city and Lake Michigan and has a reservable, overnight boat slip.

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Contact information
For information, contact:
Lakeshore State Park
500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee WI 53202

Wisconsin State Park System Lakeshore State Park

A decorative foot bridge links the park to Milwaukee's mainland.

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Park information


  • Lakeshore State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Anglers, visitors traveling through the park on designated trails and registered guests at the marina leaving or returning to their boats may be in the park at other times.


The park is located along the coast of Lake Michigan east of the Summerfest grounds and south of Discovery World. The north entrance to the park is just west of Discovery World. The south entrance road to the park starts where Erie Street ends at the river. Follow the park road east along the water and under the Hoan Bridge.

There is free parking along the park road starting at Erie Street and ending at the turn-around east of the Summerfest grounds. Free parking is also sometimes available along Harbor Drive in months without festivals. There is pay parking available at Discovery World, the O’Donnel parking structure, the Milwaukee Art Museum and at Summerfest lots during festivals.



Reservations for the slips can be made up to eleven months in advance.

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Last revised: Tuesday September 30 2014