Bay Shore County Park – A Hidden Gem en Route to Door County

Bay Shore Park in New Franken

Bay Shore Park, a Brown County Park, is a hidden gem that’s en route to Door County, north of Green Bay off Highway 57 in New Franken, Wisconsin. It’s a great spot to run off energy, stretch your legs, catch a sunset or dip your toes in the water. The park is just a 10-minute drive from the Wequiock Falls waterfall. The tall mature trees make it a cool spot for a picnic on hot summer days too! Catch the lake breeze from a bench swing with dramatic views of the Bay of Green Bay from the top ledge.

Scenic hiking trails follow the ledge of the escarpment and rock formations down to a beach, dock, pier, and boat landings. 

Bay Shore Park in New Franken

The trails are not stroller or little kid-friendly. The trail is gravel and sloped (110 feet of grade change) with steep edges and many stairs to the beach. It’s not a long walk but fun and engaging for school-aged kiddos—the trail access the beach and boat landings. The waterfront is also accessed by following the road and signage to the boat landing near the park’s main entrance.

Park Facilities

  • 1.5 miles of hiking trails
  • Launching ramps and docks provide access for fishing, sailing, boating, canoeing and kayaking
  • Picnic Areas
  • Volleyball
  • Dog allowed on leash
  • Park Shelters
  • Restrooms available at park shelter
  • Parking available
  • Camping
  • Wooden Playground

Playground

The playground is a classic nautical-themed wooden pirate ship perfect for big imaginations! The structure is also large enough for grownups to join in on the fun.

Free WIFI is available near ship themed playground and park pavilion. 

Bay Shore Park in New Franken
Jumping pillow for camping guests

Camping

The campground has approximately 110 wooded campsites with water and electricity, no hookup, and group options. Amenities include shower facilities, a dump station, firewood, ice, laundry, boat launch, jump pillow (hours vary), playground, cornhole boards, hiking, and biking trails. 

Winter

Exploring in Winter is a different, yet beautiful experience.

  • Bayshore County Park, 5138 Sturgeon Bay Rd, New Franken
Depresy’s Frosty Tip in Dyckesville
Depresy’s Frosty Tip in Dyckesville/Luxemburg

Deprey’s Frosty Tip

Depresy’s Frosty Tip in Dyckesville is about a 6-minute drive from Bayshore Park. Enjoy a treat at the 1950s drive-in serving burgers, cheese curds, malts, soft serve ice cream including sundaes and cones! Walkup window. Open seasonally, early May to Labor Day (early September).

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