Newport State Park Article

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Newport State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
NiagaraEscarpmentOutcroppings LakeMichiganShore.jpg
Outcroppings at Newport State Park approximately 10 feet (3.0 m) from Lake Michigan.
Map showing the location of Newport State Park
Map showing the location of Newport State Park
Map showing the location of Newport State Park
Map showing the location of Newport State Park
Location Door, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates 45°14′6″N 86°59′39″W / 45.23500°N 86.99417°W / 45.23500; -86.99417
NEWPORT STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

45°14′6″N 86°59′39″W / 45.23500°N 86.99417°W / 45.23500; -86.99417
Area2,373 acres (9.60 km2)
Established1964
Governing body Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Newport State Park is a 2,373-acre (960 ha) Wisconsin state park at the tip of Door Peninsula near Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. Protecting 11 miles (18 km) of shoreline on Lake Michigan, Newport is Wisconsin's only wilderness-designated state park. In 2017, the International Dark-Sky Association named Newport a Dark-sky preserve. [1] The park is open year round [2] and can be accessed via Wisconsin state highway 42.

References

  1. ^ Lee Bergquist. " Newport State Park designated as Wisconsin's first 'dark sky' park/". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Newport State Park - Wisconsin DNR". dnr.wi.gov. Retrieved 2018-07-06.

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