Activities / Events

Newport State Park Activities

Most  activities listed here are free.  If not, the cost will be shown in the listing. A vehicle admission sticker is required for any motorized vehicle entering a Wisconsin State Park. For more information, click on this link: Admission Fees to Wisconsin State Parks 

Saturday Feb. 10 5:30pm to 8:30 pm – Candlelight Ski/Hike 

Whimsical, enchanting, and charming. These are all words that describe the annual Candlelight Ski/Hike at Newport State Park. Have you ever attended? It’s one of the favorite events of the year! Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 10 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  Besides the peaceful glow of candlelight on the trails, there’s always a fire crackling in the outside fire pit, as well as hot chocolate, treats, bright smiles and another fire inside the shelter to warm you inside and out!

How about being part of the team that orchestrates this special evening? Help is needed before, during, and after the event doing things like:

Before:  Building the fires in the firepit and fireplace;  Placing candle holders (milk jugs with tops cut off) on the ski trail and footpath and lighting the candles, Making hot chocolate, Donating home baked goodies

During: Acting as Parking Guides (done in 1-hour shifts); Checking candles on the trails; Tending the fires, hot chocolate supply, and membership table

After: Helping clean up; Retrieving milk jugs on Sunday

We need lots of help to make this magic happen, so if you’re able, please contact wattsupindoor@gmail. com or call the park office at 920-854-2500 to volunteer!


For more information on any of the above items, please call the park during normal business hours at 920-854-2500.