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Harrington Beach State Park, Belgium
(4.2/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Harrington Beach State Park is a 702acre Wisconsin state park on the shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to a mile-long beach, the park contains a white cedar swamp surrounding a 26acre lake that used to be a stone quarry. The park provides campgrounds, hiking trails, picnic, and bird watch areas.HistoryA campground of 73 sites opened in 2009; it was the first new campground at a Wisconsin State Park in over 20 years. Construction began in 2008 and it was completed in the beginning of September 2009. It opened with 32 electric sites, 33 non-electric sites, 5 walk-in sites, one kayak site (only accessible by water), one group campsite, and one site for the campground host. Before the campground was added, the park had up to 120,000 visitors per year.
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  • If you haven't been to Harrington Beach State Park, you are truly missing something. There's a nice walk around the quarry which is picturesque. It's not unusual to encounter deer on your walk as ther...  more »
  • Being at the park was a spur of the moment stop while visiting family. It was very easily to get to & the view was gorgeous! The waves were nice & crashed into the shore like the ocean. The walk was r...  more »
  • Took my kids here on a whim. We enjoyed the beach, campground seemed nice to. The only issue were all the seagulls, but I wouldn't say that should take away from the overall review. We used the shower...  more »
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  • Great park except for their dumb ass police writing $144 tickets if they decide they don't like the way you park, even if it's in the same place they park. Would always go there with my dog and pick up the garbage people left on the beach. Needless to say, the police put an end to that. I'd let their sorry asses pick up the garbage, but they are to good for that. May as well harass innocent people and make up stuff to write their tickets. Luckily they put on the ticket I was "parked and standing where prohibited" in effort to write a large ticket, which the judge dropped and ruled unreasonable. But they gotta pay for the park somehow I suppose.
  • This is a beautiful site for outdoor recreation. They have camping sites for all different kinds of campers with showers and toilets near by. The walking trails are great and shady with lots of options for picnic sites. The quarry lake is beautiful if also somewhat haunting and terrifying in its size and depth. Make sure to look for the historical plaques and information signs posted about the occasional ruins you will come across.
  • I love the dog beaches. The only downside is that this place is always busy when I go. That really takes away from the experience.
  • A NICE little park/beach area for families. The trails all seemed pretty well groomed with surface ranging from dirt, to paved, to pea gravel, to grass. There are benches in many locations often in the shade. Some of the benches even have their own shade cover! Dogs are welcome in most of the park (but not all of it! So be aware) There are inland bodies of water (quarry - no swimming) and Lake Michigan coastline (sand and cliff) Worth noting: During my visit ALL of the beach areas had warning signs telling you NOT to go swimming because the water in the area had unsafe levels of E.Coli bacteria. - That didn't seem to be warning enough for all the kids and parents still swimming nearby..
  • Nice selection of trails. The quarry is beautiful. The lake is amazing and refreshing. The beach is very popular here.