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

2019 camping season at Harrington Beach is right around the corner. First come-first camp starts May 1. Reserved camping starts May 10th weekend. A new reservation system is in place. https://wisconsin.goingtocamp.com Reservations are available 11 months in advance. Reserve NOW!

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Accessible Cabin

accessible cabin

Wisconsin State Parks currently have nine cabins for people with disabilities. There are two rustic cabins and seven with more amenities.

Accessible cabins are available to those with disabilities preventing them from enjoying the State Park camping experience. Even though each stay per family is currently limited to only 4 nights per year, the cabins continue to be booked solid during every camping season. The need for these cabins is overwhelming. Most state park campgrounds offer a reservable accessible campsite.

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Other Activities

harrington beach state park beachfront

The park offers many activities including:

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

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Welcome 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.
pdfWelcome Center Reservation Form.pdf

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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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volunteers at harrington beach

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.

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