Whitefish Dunes State Park

Whitefish Dunes State Park In Sturgeon Bay, WI

This Door County park offers a combination of natural features rugged Lake Michigan shoreline, dense upland forest, shoreline on an interior lake, a winding creek with wetlands, and the highest sand dunes in Wisconsin within surrounding wetlands, and dense upland forest comprised of maple, limestone cliffs, beech and hemlock.


The remains of eight successive prehistoric Native American villages are on the National Register of Historic Places as Whitefish Dunes-Bay View Site

While most visitors are here for the sand and crashing Lake Michigan surf, Whitefish Dunes also offers more than 14 miles of hiking trails, which wander through woods and up the park's eponymous sand dunes. Egg Harbor, Herb's Horses, lovely Schwartz Lake, Arbter Lake, Bailey's Bluff, Logan Creek are magnificent site to visit. So rich and diverse is the plant life, the area has been designated a state natural area. An observation deck provides views of the park's forests, wetlands, and shoreline. Learn more about the park's wildlife by obtaining bird and plant checklists.

Enjoy strolling along Lake Michigan, watching waterfowl at Clark Lake, using the boardwalk to discover the wetlands or relaxing on one of the many trails throughout the forested sand dunes and beech forest. Trails are open year round; also swimming, fishing, hiking, scenic driving, and 8 miles cross-country skiing. Many features for people with disabilities. Day use only.

Whitefish Dunes State Park Private Campgrounds and Camping Reservations.

Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park:
The Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park (FWFD) are offering a $1700 stipend upon completion of the internship (minimum 340 hours). Free housing is available at the park. This position will provide valuable work experience while creating meaningful connections between visitors and nature.

Direction:
Whitefish Dunes State Park in the City of Sturgeon Bay - Door County (Northeast WI)

Location

Whitefish Dunes State Park
3275 Clarks Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
United States
Phone: 
920-823-2400

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