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.

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camping at the park

Harrington Beach State Park has a 69-unit family campground. The campground is open from the first Wednesday in May into October. 
Reservations are available 11 months in advance. https://wisconsin.goingtocamp.com  Reserve your spot today!

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Accessible Cabin

accessible cabin

Harrington Beach State Park is the site of one of 10 accessible cabins available in the Wisconsin State Park System. The Friends of Harrington Beach State Park and the DNR partnered together to provide this accessible cabin for people with disabilities.

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Other Activities

halloween harrington beach state park

The park offers many activities including:

• Hiking
• Biking
• Horseback Riding
• Boating
• Canoeing
• Kayaking
• Fishing
• Swimming
• Picnic Areas
• Geocaching
• Winter Activities

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Ansay Center

Adolph and Marie Ansay Welcome Center

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 new 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. 


Contact the park office at (262) 285-3015 to schedule a tour or reserve the building for your special day. The daily rental fee is $300.  A  security deposit of $150 per event is returnable subject to park manager approval.


harrington beach observatory

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.

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