Visitors to Whitefish Dunes State Park in Door County will continue to have limited beach access because of higher water levels on Lake Michigan. The nearest entry point near the Nature Center will likely remain closed this summer as it has been for the past two-years. Currently, there is only one entry point off of the Red Trail about a mile from the parking area. Park Superintendent Erin Brown-Stender says erosion has forced the temporary closure of the third access point.
Brown-Stender says even while two access points may eventually be open, visitors will notice the beach is less sandy than the past two years.
Governor Tony Evers announced Thursday that some 40 Wisconsin State Parks and trails would be closed but Door County's five state parks remain open though social distancing requirements and limits of no more than 10 people in a group remain in effect. State park campgrounds remain closed through April 30th.