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Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Newport State Park
475 County Highway NP
Ellison Bay WI 54210
920-854-2500

Newport State Park Current conditions

Trails

The rains of summer have not affected our beautiful trails. All hiking and biking trails are in decent shape.

Nature

The leaves are just starting to show glimpses of color. We are gearing up for a spectacular color season as this year’s weather conditions have been favorable.

Events

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

Night sky viewing

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. Although the skies here are always beautiful, plan your visit around new moon for the very darkest skies.

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 International Dark-Sky Association [exit DNR] for more information.

Camping

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.

Reservations are accepted May 1 – Oct. 31. All sites are first-come, first-served Nov. 1 – April 30.

Lake Michigan

For current beach conditions, please refer to the Wisconsin Beach Health Website [exit DNR].

More information

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

 

Last revised: Thursday September 20 2018