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For information, contact:
Newport State Park
475 County Highway NP
Ellison Bay WI 54210

Newport State Park Current conditions


Trails are in good condition.

The water pump at Parking Lot 3 is closed for the season.


Chickadees, woodpeckers, nuthatches and other year-round birds are showing up at our feeder outside the park office. A pileated woodpecker frequents the site. Deer are on the move, as are coyote and turkey. Snow came early this year, but most has melted.


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.


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 year-round. Campsites are in good shape.

More information

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

Last revised: Monday November 25 2019