Harrington Beach State Park Article

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Harrington Beach State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
HarringtonBeachStateParkTrail.jpg
Trail at Harrington Beach State Park.
Map showing the location of Harrington Beach State Park
Map showing the location of Harrington Beach State Park
Map showing the location of Harrington Beach State Park
Map showing the location of Harrington Beach State Park
Location Ozaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates 43°29′32″N 87°48′3″W / 43.49222°N 87.80083°W / 43.49222; -87.80083
HARRINGTON BEACH STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

43°29′32″N 87°48′3″W / 43.49222°N 87.80083°W / 43.49222; -87.80083
Area702 acres (284 ha)
Established1992
Governing body Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Harrington Beach State Park is a 702-acre (284 ha) Wisconsin state park [1] on the shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to a mile-long beach, the park contains a white cedar swamp surrounding a 26-acre (11 ha) lake that used to be a stone quarry. The park provides campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic, and bird watch areas.

History

A campground of 73 sites opened in 2009; it was the first new campground at a Wisconsin State Park in over 20 years. [1] Construction began in 2008 and it was completed in the beginning of September 2009. [1] It opened with 32 electric sites, 33 non-electric sites, 5 walk-in sites, one kayak site (only accessible by water), one group campsite, and one site for the campground host. [1] Before the campground was added, the park had up to 120,000 visitors per year. [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Lintereur, Josh (August 30, 2009). "Bring on the Campers". Sheboygan Press Citizen.

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