Harrington Beach State Park

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Harrington Beach State Park
Wisconsin State Park
HarringtonBeachStateParkTrail.jpg
Trail at Harrington Beach State Park.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Ozaukee
Location Belgium
 - coordinates 43°29′32″N 87°48′3″W / 43.49222°N 87.80083°W / 43.49222; -87.80083Coordinates: 43°29′32″N 87°48′3″W / 43.49222°N 87.80083°W / 43.49222; -87.80083
Area 702 acres (284 ha)
Founded 1992
Management Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape

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[edit]

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]

Images[edit]

Beach
Beach and forest

References[edit]

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

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