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We welcome your visit to Newport State Park

As of May 23, 2020, Newport is open to hikers, bikers, birders and nature lovers! But here is what you need to know:

  • All trails are open seven days a week from 6:00am to 11:00pm.
  • Campsites and the park office are closed at least until June 8. This is subject to change.
  • Our backpack campsites fall under the same category as any other state park that offers camping. There is primitive, remote camping offered at several other DNR-managed locations in in Wisconsin. Information is here. We are NOT a ‘primitive camping’ park.
  • You must have an annual pass to visit the park. Purchase this BEFORE you come to the park. You may purchase one over the phone (1-888-305-0398) on online.

Update from Newport Wilderness Society

Regretfully, due to lingering concerns surrounding the COVID-19 health emergency, we must cancel the 2020 NWS Annual Meeting originally scheduled for July 25th. One important matter of business, the election of new members to 3-year terms on the NWS Board. Information about how to cast your ballot: Annual Meeting Cancellation; Submitting Ballot


Wisconsin’s only Wilderness State Park with 2,373 acres of beautiful forest and meadow, 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 26 miles of hiking trails and 17 backpack-in, wooded campsites with waterfront access. Located at 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay, WI 54210

Newport State Park is an International Dark Sky Park – one of only 48 world wide.  International Dark Sky information here

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