Harrington Beach State Park has more than a mile of beach along Lake Michigan. This 715-acre park also features a white cedar and hardwood swamp, old field grasslands with restored wetland ponds and a scenic limestone quarry lake. Camp, sunbathe, picnic, hike, bird watch, fish or practice astronomy. An observatory is open to the public for monthly viewings.
For the latest activities and news about the Friends and the Park, go to the News tab on this website.
ATTENTION: May 1, 2013 the campground will be open for first-come, first-serve camping. May 10, 2013 reserved camping starts. Go on-line to www.reserveamerica.com to make your camping reservations or call Reserve America at 1-888-947-2757. See you in May!
Harrington Beach State Park has a family campground, with five walk-in sites, a group campsite and a kayak site.
The park has a 69-unit family campground, including 31 sites with electrical hookups, 33 non-electrical sites and five walk-in sites. Each campsite has a campfire ring and a picnic table.
Future Accessible Cabin
Wisconsin State Parks currently have nine cabins for people with disabilities. There are two rustic cabins and seven with more amenities.
These cabins are available only to those with disabilities preventing them from enjoying the State Park camping experience at a normal camping site.
The need for these cabins is overwhelming.
Are you looking for the perfect place for a wedding, shower, party or business meeting? The Adolph and Marie Ansay Welcome Center, located at the lower parking lot is the answer. With its fireplace as a beautiful backdrop along with tables and chairs for your guests use, decorating is a cinch. The building rental includes the use of a warming kitchen with rangetop, microwave and refrigerator.
The park offers many activities including:
• Horseback Riding
• Picnic Areas
• Winter Activities
If you like to spend time in the great outdoors and you care about our environment and protecting our natural resources - then Harrington Beach State Park needs you!
How to volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering at Harrington Beach State Park, contact the office at 262-285-3015 to discuss available opportunities. Anyone who would like be a volunteer must fill out a Volunteer Agreement. Property superintendents will review the agreement and interview and select all volunteers.
The Jim and Gwen Plunkett Observatory was dedicated on July 21, 2007. The observatory has a 20-inch telescope that weighs over 2000 pounds. The telescope is designed to provide an extremely stable platform for instrumentation. The telescope accommodates four foci: two Newtonian, one Cassegrain and one Coude. The telescope is named for its primary benefactors, Alvin and Hilda Panarusky.