cave point county park

5 Reasons To Visit Cave Point County Park

With its immense beauty and abundance of activities, Cave Point County Park is one of Door County’s most beloved destinations. With underwater caves, limestone cliffs, and stunning Lake Michigan views, a trip to this park in Sturgeon Bay is an absolute must for your Door County bucket list. 

After exploring this unbelievable park, be sure to stop by the many other parks and exciting destinations in the area. To learn more about Door County attractions, download our free Door County Vacation Guide! It’s filled to the brim with excellent recommendations for local dining, shopping, galleries, and more. 

5 Must-Do Activities at Cave Point County Park 

The Door County peninsula is home to 19 county parks, so it’s easy to overlook some of them, but Cave Point County Park is one you don’t want to miss. Here are just a few reasons why the park deserves a spot on your Door County to-do list! 

1. Encounter Underwater Caves

Beneath the turquoise waters of Lake Michigan, you’ll find fascinating underwater sea caves just waiting to be explored. These caves are the main attraction for scuba divers, but any visitor should be able to catch a glimpse of them from the cliffs. You can also head out onto the water on a kayak and look down at the caves below. 

2. Go Canoeing and Kayaking

Experienced paddlers love enjoying the breathtaking views at Cave Point from a different vantage point, and the 19-acre park provides plenty of space to explore from the water. Just be sure you choose this activity on a good weather day because the waves can become large during windy weather. On stormy days, the waves can reach 30 feet high! If you need to rent boating equipment, contact Lakeshore Adventures. They also offer guided tours! 

3. Gaze at Limestone Cliffs

The stunning wave-worn cliffs at Cave Point Count Park are truly a sight to behold. The crumbling facade has awed thousands of visitors and starred in the work of many photographers and artists. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can go cliff jumping here. During the winter, visitors who are willing to brave the cold will find these walls coated with a sparkling coat of ice! We guarantee the view of the sunset from the cliffs will steal your breath away. 

4. Embark On a Hike 

Nature enthusiasts love to take walks through the park and find a wide variety of local birds and plant species along their journey. A tranquil half-mile hiking trail winds through the park, allowing you to take a leisurely stroll while enjoying unparalleled sightseeing.

5. Host a Special Event

Are you hosting a special event in Door County? Cave Point County Park is home to a beautiful gazebo that you may rent for various special occasions. Whether it be a birthday party, intimate wedding, or family gathering, you won’t do better than this beautiful lakeside venue. For your convenience, the park offers picnic tables, cooking grills, fire rings, and restrooms. 

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