Newport State Park is mostly open. Here is what you need to know:

  • Park office is closed, but the drive-up window is open on Saturdays (10:00am-4:00pm) for visitors to purchase daily or annual admission passes using credit card, cash or check. Credit cards must not require a pin. Visitors may also seek park information from staff through the drive-up window. Measures to ensure social distancing will be in place and all equipment used in customer transactions will be disinfected after each use.
  • The self-registration kiosk is available whenever the drive-up window is closed.
  • You may purchase an annual state park pass over the phone (1-888-305-0398) or online.
  • Backpack or bike-in camping is available. Reservations required. Make reservations by phone (1-888-947-2757) or online.
  • Group camping for 50 people or less is available. Reservations required. Make reservations by phone (1-888-947-2757) or online.
  • All park programs and events are cancelled until further notice.
  • Newport-related clothing and merchandise are available for purchase at Kick Ash Coffee in Ellison Bay.
  • Park hours are 6:00am to 11:00pm.

Updated 10-18-2020


The Newport Wilderness Society invites you to explore beautiful Newport State Park.

Newport State Park is Wisconsin’s only formally-designated wilderness park. Located near the tip of the Door County peninsula, it includes 2,373 acres of evergreen and hardwood boreal forests, wetlands and upland meadows and is situated along 11 miles of rugged Lake Michigan shoreline. 

We have 26 miles of year-round ‘silent sport’ trails (hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing). Trails are considered easy to moderate, with no great elevation changes. Newport has 16 hike- or bike-in wilderness campsites, all with access to either the Lake Michigan or Europe Lake waterfronts.

In 2017, Newport received Wisconsin’s first Dark Sky Park designation. Because of the park’s location along the shores of Lake Michigan and its absence of artificial light, the nights are remarkably dark and provide exceptional opportunities for viewing the night sky.