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Nature Center

Whitefish Dunes State Park



3275 Clark Lake Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

(5 miles NE of Valmy, WI)

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Things to Do

The Nature Center makes a great start for your visit to Whitefish Dunes State Park. The friendly staff will help you become acquainted with all the recreational opportunities and natural wonders of the park.

Go through the exhibits to learn about the rare local ecosystem, shipwrecks and archaeology in the park. View a 20-minute movie, “People of the Dunes” to learn more about the ancient peoples that inhabited the area. Don’t forget to check out the great view from the center’s deck which highlights Whitefish Dunes’ Lake Michigan shoreline and our Selfie Stand!

Throughout the year, the park’s naturalist presents a wide array of fun-filled educational and outdoor recreation programs. The programs are held at the nature center or other spots within the park. There are programs for all interests and age levels.

Park Store

The Friends of Whitefish Dunes operate a park store filled with souvenirs and nature-related books for all ages. The store offers classic and locally relevant titles, field guides, and activity books. You can also find souvenir clothing, stickers, magnets, and more! Purchases made at the park store go directly to the Friends of Whitefish Dunes and help support their improvement projects around the park.

School Field Trips

Yes - Contact property staff for more details.