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Whitefish Dunes State Park

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“nature center”(29 reviews)
“red trail”(14 reviews)
“nice beach”(13 reviews)
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3275 Clark Lake Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-7904
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All reviews nature center red trail nice beach dog beach whitefish dunes state park hiking trails beach access white sand beach visitor center door county picnic area nice hike clark lake big lake a great place to spend pit toilets
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Part of the dunes and hiking area was closed. Possibly from erosion? But the park itself is very pretty. Looks like they offer kayaking during the summer season. We will have to come back. Handicap accessible areas to see the water and beach.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You honestly will feel like you are at the ocean when you are at this park even though you are totally not. By far my favorite park to visit when I come to Door County. Crystal Clear water, beautiful beaches and over all just amazing.

Thank amers2180
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Lovely along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Hiking is moderate with some hills but worth it. Adjacent to Cave Point Park.

Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 1 September 2018

The beach here can compete with nice beaches found anywhere in the world, though with the current high water levels there is not as much beach visible as we have seen in the past. When the weather is warm it is a perfect place to...More

Thank SteveT6029677454
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Expansive beach. We walked on the beach several times while we were in Door Co. There is a nice little interactive museum there as well. Friendly rangers, too. There is plenty of free parking BUT it does require a park sticker.

Thank Larry W. S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice sand but very narrow strip. Good place to go if you have kids that want to play in shallow water, but not a good place to relax and soak up the rays.

Thank chacha732017
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Friendly rangers, nice walking trails, beautiful beach. Highly recommend visiting for half day. Prisitine!

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We swam in the beach when we first got here at like 9:30. The beach was just gorgeous and we loved having it mainly to ourselves first thing in the morning. We then hiked the trail to Old Baldy. The trail was not very interesting...More

Thank nataliefreund
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Great beach. Get there by 11am or the lots will fill up and you'll be parking in the last lot. Also the first access to the beach is currently closed so it is a bit of a walk to the nearest beach access. Not bad,...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We paid the daily fee which in our case was $8 per person. We walked along the sandy beach which borders Lake Michigan. Then we walked back up to the red trail. There are lots of trails to chose from of various length. Wear a...More

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keith n
15 August 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Keith, Yes, some nice lake views and beach wheelchair access is available.
Lily N
27 July 2018|
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Response from judylaper | Reviewed this property |
It has differing costs if you are a resident of the state of WI or not and if you buy a day pass or year pass. Nine dolllars for a day pass or $28 for year if a resident. Unsure of nonresident costs.
5 July 2018|
Response from judylaper | Reviewed this property |
There is a closer access but your dog can’t go to the beach there. The third access is the only place your dog can access.
Sherry S
27 June 2018|
Response from Happy2Camp2012 | Reviewed this property |
14 1/2 miles. There are loops, and it's relatively flat. The trails nearer the dunes (out to Old Baldy and back) are wide. I don't know about any of the other trails. It's beautiful there.
Cheryl B
12 June 2018|
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