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Newport State Park

Newport State Park offers a variety of recreation opportunities.


Biking at Newport State Park

Boating, canoeing and kayaking

There is not a boat launch at the park. Users of small watercraft or floatation devices should be aware of the wind conditions on Lake Michigan. Strong west winds can blow watercraft away from the shoreline. Parents, watch your children at all times. Rubber rafts and other boats require personal floatation devices.


Camping at Newport State Park


Fishing is available in Lake Michigan and Europe Lake in the northern part of the park. Fishing licenses apply.


Hiking at Newport State Park

Hunting and trapping

Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties. For more information, please see:

Night sky viewing

Dark Sky at Newport State Park

Picnic areas

There is a picnic area on Newport Bay by parking lot #3.

The accessible shelter in the picnic area at Newport State Park can be reserved.

Reserve a shelter online.

    Winter activities

    Over 26 miles of trails are open for cross-country skiing. There are 12 miles of groomed and tracked trails for classical skiing and two miles are groomed for skate skiing. About five miles of trails are open for snowshoeing.