With its immense beauty and abundance of activities, Cave Point County Park is one of Door County’s most beloved destinations. The from underwater caves to limestone cliffs to stunning Lake Michigan views, this park in Sturgeon Bay an absolute must for your Door County explorations.
After exploring this unbelievable park, be sure to stop by the many other sightseeing destinations listed in our free Door County Vacation Guide! It’s also filled to the brim with excellent recommendations for local dining, shopping, galleries, and more.
The 5 Things You Must Do at Cave Point County Park
Since the peninsula is home to 19 county parks, it’s easy to overlook some of them. Cave Point is one you don’t want to miss, though. Here are just a few reasons why the park deserves a spot on your Door County to-do list!
1. Underwater Caves
Beneath the waves 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. Or, you can head out onto the water on a kayak and look down at the caves below.
2. Canoeing and Kayaking
Experienced paddlers love enjoying the view of the cliffs from a different vantage point. 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 as the waves can become quite large during windy weather. On wild days, the waves can reach 30 feet high! If you need to rent boating equipment, it’s available to you with Lakeshore Adventures. They also offer guided tours!
3. Limestone Cliffs
The stunning wave-worn cliffs at Cave Point Count Park are a true 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 the cliffs coated with a sparkling coat of ice! Plus, we guarantee the view of the sunset from the cliffs will steal your breath away.
A tranquil half-mile hiking trail winds through the park, allowing you to take a leisurely stroll while enjoying unparalleled sightseeing. Nature enthusiasts love to take walks through the park and find a wide variety of local birds and plant species along their journey.
5. Host a Special Event
Are you hosting an event in Door County? Cave Point County Park is home to a beautiful gazebo that you may rent for a variety of special occasions. Whether it be a birthday party, intimate wedding, or family gathering, you’ll hardly do better than this beautiful lakeside venue. Also, the park offers picnic tables, cooking grills, fire rings, a well, and restrooms.
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