Attention: The law described below is expected to change to 10 miles on June 1, 2014.

Firewood Notice: Currently, firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from out of state or from more than 25 miles away from the destination campground.
In addition, firewood that has been in a Wisconsin EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.
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Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Mar 19 2015   Later Dates


Newport State Park`s wilderness philosophy offers 2,370 acres of forests and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline as quiet alternatives to bustling Door County.
This park is for backpack camping only!

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Parking
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Pit Toilet
Alerts and Important Information

Campsites closed Nov. 19th through Dec. 8th due to deer hunting.

This park is for backpack camping only!

  • Reservations 05/01 to 10/31 each year.
  • Sites are on 1st come/1st served when not on reservations.

      One must carry all camping gear, including drinking water, to the campsites which are 1 to 2.5 miles from where vehicles are parked. Campers should try to allow ample time to reach the campsite before dark.

      • Carts are not provided.
      • Parking is allowed in designated sites only. Tents may not be set up on shoreline areas.
      • Garbage must be packed out of the site. No showers are available.
      • All sites are accessible by off-road bicycles.
  • All sites are wooded. Most sites have open-air toilets, unless they share a pit toilet with another site. Open-air toilets only have a 4- foot wooden back screen. There are no walls, roof, or door. They will not see another site from their site. All sites have shoreline access to Lake Michigan, with the exception of site 14, which is on the Europe Lake Shoreline.

    Site amenities include pit toilet, two wooden benches, a combination fire ring/grill, and a metal food storage box. There are no picnic tables at the sites. Drinking water is available at the picnic area hand pump, from May through October, and at the park office year-round. Dead and downed wood may be collected for firewood. Porcupines and raccoons can be a problem.

    Vehicle admission stickers are required.Click here for cost of the sticker.

    For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information

    About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.

    Getting There:

    Take Hwy 42 North, 2 miles east of Ellison Bay. Turn right on Cty Hwy NP and follow for 3 miles. Cty Hwy NP ends at the entrance to Newport State Park.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    475 CO HWY NP
    ELLISON BAY WI 54210

    Phone Number:

    Information: (920)854-2500