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Harrington Beach State Park in Belgium

Activities: Birding, Camping, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Picnicking, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Viewing

Harrington Beach

In addition to the mile-long beach on the shore of Lake Michigan, this 702-acre park contains a white cedar swamp surrounding a 26-acre lake that used to be a stone quarry. There are seven miles of hiking trails, a one-mile bridle trail, and a cross-country ski trail.


Camping accommodations include a family campground, with five walk-in sites, a group campsite, an accessible cabin for people with disabilities and a kayak site.


Surf fishing for salmon and trout can be done along the Lake Michigan shore. Anglers can also fish in the 26-acre Quarry Lake and Puckett’s Pond. Trout, crappies, bluegills and other panfish are common. Quarry Lake and Puckett’s Pond are part of the urban fishing program. Fishing equipment is rented free of charge at the park office. A fishing license and a Great Lakes salmon and trout stamp are required.


While boating is allowed in Lake Michigan, there is no boat launch in the park.


Harrington Beach State Park is an ebird hotspot with 270 species recorded.


Amenities include reservable picnic areas, shuttle bus for campers, welcome center and an observatory (see story link below.)


Entrance fee or Wisconsin State Parks sticker required.


Story link: “The observatory at Harrington Beach State Park.”


For more information, including hunting regulations and campsite reservations, go to the DNR website.

For a DNR park map, click here.


Gallery (click to enlarge)




531 Co Rd D
53004, Belgium, WI, US