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Newport State Park
475 County Highway NP
Ellison Bay WI 54210

Newport State Park Current conditions


All biking and hiking trails are open and in good condition.


Fall is just starting to show its colors in Door County. Newport is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy all that our quiet, wilderness park has to offer. Lake Michigan water levels are at a high point, making our shoreline trails a must see.


See the DNR Newport Events Calendar for a complete list of events and naturalist programs at Newport State Park.

Night sky viewing

Newport has been designated as a Dark Sky Park from the International Dark-Sky Association, one of 18 in the United States and only the second one in the Midwest. See the Dark Sky website [exit DNR] for more information. If you are planning to come up to Newport to visit our dark sky park, it is always a good idea to come during the day to familiarize yourself with the viewing areas.

With a new moon June 3, it would be a great time to view the Milky Way at Wisconsin’s only dark sky park!


Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

In keeping with the true wilderness experience, all park campsites are backpack-only sites. The park does not sell firewood, but campers are welcome to use any downed and dead wood in the park. All sites have a fire ring with adjustable grill, bench, lock box for your food items and a vault toilet in the area of the site. Campsites are in good shape.

More information

The Newport Wilderness Society [exit DNR] is the Friends group of Newport State Park.

Last revised: Monday October 07 2019