Newport State Park develops its niche

Newport State Park has found its niche among a crowded field of Door County state parks. According to Gene Kenny, a member of the Friends of Newport State Park, the selling point is the area’s simplicity. Newport is a wilderness park, meaning vehicles are prohibited, including RVs. Campers wishing to set up inside Newport must carry in their tent and supplies. That limits the traffic compared to nearby Peninsula State Park which does not have the same restrictions. Kenny says this makes Newport a peaceful place.


Newport also has the distinction of being one of only three dark sky preserves east of the Mississippi River. That designation has helped increase the number of visitors in recent years.


*Photo courtesy of Newport Wilderness Society Facebook page


Search Our Site

Current Weather




Will you follow the newest CDC guideline for vaccinated people to wear masks in public indoor facilities?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Birthday Club

Sports Poll

Do you agree with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' decision to bring back Randall Cobb?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Obituaries are provided as a service of the

Schinderle Funeral Home of Algoma


Click Here for more Obituaries

Obituary posting fee is $25


Sign up for our Daily Electronic Newspaper!

Get the latest news with our Daily Electronic Newspaper delivered to your inbox.

Get the latest updates for Big Deals delivered to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.