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Ellison Bluff State Natural Area

12050 Ellison Bluff Road, Ellison Bay, WI
+1 608-266-2621
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Not a state park - a "natural area"

The Ellison Bluff side of Door County offers breathtaking views across to Michigan - if you can see... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
Quiet park with panoramic view

This land is owned by Door County but it is a State Natural Area. We walked down the steps and out... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
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“green bay” (14 reviews)
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“gravel road” (3 reviews)
12050 Ellison Bluff Road, Ellison Bay, WI
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Ellison Bluff side of Door County offers breathtaking views across to Michigan - if you can see that far. This is an excellent picnic spot, and on a warm day, kids and teenagers jump off the bluff into a deep area of the cold...More

Thank Midwestadvocate
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This land is owned by Door County but it is a State Natural Area. We walked down the steps and out on the observation platform for a panoramic view of the bay. There are also hiking trails and picnic tables. The best part is that...More

Thank VickiAnne_11
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Small park, but worth the trip. Follow the short walkway around the corner to stand over the edge of a very large drop! Scary, but beautiful!

2  Thank TheLaura
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Stumbled upon this and so glad that we stopped. Secure walkway to the edge of the drop down to the bay. Clean park, walkways, hiking trails and restrooms.

Thank bigsei
Reviewed 15 July 2017

When you drive off the main road, you wonder what could be ahead as it is a field area. The drive into the park tells you this is going to be special. The view is worth the drive! So peaceful and quiet!

Thank Sheepishly_Traveling
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I am so glad we took the time to drive out to this beautiful place just outside of Ellison Bay. It was a quick drive out, easy to walk out to the lookout bridge and back to the car. A lady we talked to said...More

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Amazing view's. Had fun driving into the area with all the tree's and tree tunnel. Hiked the loop trail, it was easy and only took about an hour.

Thank Okiemom61777
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It may be a little hard to find but the view...both out across the bay and straight down...is, in the rarely appropriate use of the word...awesome.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We loved the ole time neighborhood throUgh here!!! Saw a blues band near the Bluff and stopped along Hwy 57 for ice cream - Good times!

Thank Klapp0123
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Always a nice place to visit this view. A quiet place to reflect. Sometimes crowded on the overlook ramp and makes it difficult to take photos. Go early in the day.

Thank billp422
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Questions & Answers
23 November 2017|
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Response from Midwestadvocate | Reviewed this property |
Same answer; check their website. If you do go, wear bright orange just to be on the safe side.
12 August 2017|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
It's a great setting for a dog. There are no signs banning their entry and no rangers or sheriff's deputies in the area.
7 March 2016|
Response from clp2csp | Reviewed this property |
It's All Lake Michigan. I would think someone from Wisconsin would KNOW that.