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Harrington Beach State Park, Michegan

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Harrington Beach State Park, Michegan

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Jeff K wrote a review Sep. 2020
Green Bay, Wisconsin3 contributions
Visited this park Sept 25th, 2020 for my first time. While a good portion of the beach is closed to the public, I still was able to access a small open portion for some sunrise photos. I walked the loop south around a part of Quarry Lake. This is an easy, peaceful walk, no mosquitos, but not much for birds either. I did see one deer. But the park is clean, and it is a really beautiful walk.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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asianitalianchic wrote a review Jul. 2020
Appleton, Wisconsin9 contributions6 helpful votes
What used to be my favorite beach in Wisconsin is no more. I checked the website of the park to make sure everything was OK. They only posted about the dog beach been closed due to Covid and the shuttle bus road been flooded. But nothing about the amazing large beach you see in the pictures in other people profile. We got there today and there was a huge sign indicating the presence of E-coli in the water! The biggest problem was that the beach is COMPLETELY gone! Not an inch is left and the water was very high!! The stairs were almost completely covered in water and there was no way to get to the water. It is still great to walk around but mind me bring a ton of bug spray because it is mosquito-infested! It would be nice if they posted something only about the real situation of the beach to spare me a 2-hour drive. Also, calling the office is a no-no as they do not answer due to the Covid.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Rick B wrote a review Oct. 2019
Grafton, Wisconsin42 contributions24 helpful votes
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Harrington beach state park is wonderful. I like camping when it's colder out because not too many people are there. The Rangers are excellent! Kathy one of the workers is fantastic! I have yet to meet a state employee at the campgrounds I did not like. I hope we cherish these campgrounds and parks and never let them go to waste.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Robert W wrote a review Sep. 2019
Park Ridge, Illinois3121 contributions208 helpful votes
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The beach is much more narrow due to the very high water level of Lake Michigan. The picture from 2012 is much different from today. There are several good hiking trails and you can walk along the lake for almost a mile.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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ffuhssrm wrote a review Sep. 2019
Sheboygan, Wisconsin24 contributions29 helpful votes
We camped on site 122 over the weekend and were 100% impressed with the campgrounds! There was a lot of undergrowth and foliage between every site, so you can't see the campsite next to you or even really across from you. Our site was so level we didn't even need a board under the wheels. We had a large grassy area to play catch, and the grill over the fire pit was much nicer than most other state parks. The one downfall is that there is just one centralized flush toilet/shower building for the entire campground, so unless you're within a site or two of the showers, it's a long walk to get there. The bathrooms are gorgeous and super clean - I felt like I was at a private campground with how clean and modern everything was. We stayed in mid-September, and the shuttle only runs from Memorial Day-Labor Day. We had to walk to get to the Quarry Lake trail and the South Beach area. It was really quite far - I wish that they'd let you drive your car on the shuttle road if the shuttle isn't running. This is a beautiful place to take a walk - I wouldn't exactly call it a hike, as the trails are very short. We went on the Quarry Lake loop, and my mother in law drove her scooter along the trail and really enjoyed it. We walked from North Beach down to South Beach and back. The North Beach supposedly has sand, but the lake is so high right now that the water goes up to the embankment, so they have the area taped off with caution tape. The South Beach was all rocky, and it was beautiful to see the limestone shelves of rocks going into the lake. Maybe there is more sand on South Beach too when the water isn't so high, but Lake Michigan is about 6 feet higher than normal right now, so it's hard to say. All in all, we loved the privacy between the campsites, the super clean and modern bathrooms, and the lake is always a hit, even if there isn't a beach. It's still relaxing just to sit and watch and listen to the waves. That's really all there is to this place, which is fine by us!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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