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Kohler-Andrae State Park, Sheboygan

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State Park
Kohler-Andrae State Park comprises two adjacent Wisconsin state parks located in the town of Wilson, a few miles south of the city of Sheboygan. They are managed as one unit. Terry Andrae State Park, established in 1927, and John Michael Kohler State Park, established in 1966, total 988acre. The parks contain over two miles (3 km) of beaches and sand dunes along the shore of Lake Michigan, with woods and wetlands away from the water. The Black River flows through the parks. The park protects threatened plants.HistoryThe land which is now Terry Andrae State Park is sandy, so it could not be used by early European immigrants for growing crops or grazing cattle. Frank Theodore (Terry) Andrae was the president of Milwaukee's Julius Andrae and Sons' Electric Supply Company. He purchased 92acre in 1924 from a retired fisherman and later added another 30acre. He built a two-story house which overlooked Lake Michigan in the present campgrounds. This, their second house, was used to entertain guests. Mrs. Andrae hired forestry consultants to reforest their property. After Mr. Andrae died in 1927, Elsbeth Andrae donated the 122acre to the State of Wisconsin in memory of her husband Terry. Terry Andrae State Park opened in 1928.In April 1966, Kohler Company donated 280acre immediately north of Terry Andrae State Park to the state of Wisconsin. It was named John Michael Kohler State Park in memory of the founder of the company.
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  • Besides being very pretty there we also had a grill out, hike and playground. The whole rec area has sand under it and has swings and swing and jungle gym.picnic area and bathroom.  more »
  • Beautiful area with biking and hiking areas. Was a cool weekend with lows in 40's. closest shower room was being upgraded so not available for use. Patrolled well and felt safe for children.  more »
  • The park was much better than most of the more expensive campsites. It was quiet, safe and with a quick walk to a clean beach. The nature walk is fun just to walk through or slow down and listen to al...  more »
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  • Easy to get to, many amenities and just wild enough on the lake. Beautiful for a half day walk or hike.
  • Very big park and very popular, I was lucky to get a site on a friday when I showed up. Staff was helpful, but the raccoons woke me up, first time camping without my dog and the raccoons were everywhere and not afraid of you until you almost step on them. Make sure your food is put away well. Mine was but I had cooked that night so they were all over my site.
  • Nice Park, Beach, Boardwalks over Sand Dunes, Singing Sands, good skipping rocks and other things near by to do!
  • Amazing and beautiful even in the cold. My friend and I went during the off season and hiked the entire park in one day. Nobody was there except a few locals, and the serenity was just as wonderful as the lake view.
  • HORRIBLE, the "campsite" where you park your camper was ON THE STREET!! That was NOT in the description on the website....Nothing like sitting at your table in your camper and have people walking by right next to your camper, constant traffic, extremely disappointed!!!!!