Harrington Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide


Harrington Beach State Park features a spectacular limestone quarry lake, a white cedar and hardwood swamp area, and an old field grassland with restored wetland ponds. This 715-acre park has one of the finest sandy beaches along Lake Michigan. In 1966, the area was selected as a state park and was named after Cornelius Harrington, a superintendent of Wisconsin, who worked on early public policy for forest recreation. The park offers an observatory and astronomy program that teaches a variety of astronomical studies of the area. With the diverse habitat this park offers, you can expect to see many different wildlife species such as whitetail deer, squirrels, and more; it also boasts over 200 bird species. Cities located near the park are Belgium, Grafton, and Port Washington.

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Spring 25-86 F
Summer 53-92 F
Fall 20-81 F
Winter -10-52 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Harrington Beach State Park

Enjoy your trip to Harrington Beach State Park in style by trading in your tent for an RV. Whether you're visiting with your church group, family, or friends, a comfy motorhome ensures that everyone aboard gets a good night's sleep. If you don't have an RV, you can rent one from RVshare that suits your family's requirements. In Belgium, there are dozens of RVs available for rent.

Lazy Days Campground

Lazy Days Campground offers tent and RV sites with some having sewer, water, and electrical hookups. The campground has its very own sandy beach with open swimming opportunities. The lake is also ideal for paddle boating, kayaking, rowboats, and canoeing; rentals are available. This pet-friendly campground offers many amenities such as a large convenience store, sand volleyball court, a playground, an arcade, and miniature golf.

Pine Ridge Campground

Pine Ridge Campground is open year-round and has tent and trailer camping sites with electric and water hookups. All sites are equipped with campfire grates and picnic tables. There are 70 acres of land and a lake for swimming, fishing, and canoeing. Pets are welcome. Some of the campground amenities include an archery range, disc golf, and a playground.

Hilly Haven Campground

Hilly Haven Campground offers a family-friendly camping experience right along Lake Ellen. Each site provides electric and water hookups and plenty of room for RVs up to 40 feet long, with some offering sewer hookups. This pet-friendly campground has a dog park, but your pet must remain leashed. The campground provides its campers with a heated swimming pool, fishing and boat dock, laundry facilities, and children's play areas.

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What to Do at
Harrington Beach State Park

Inside Harrington Beach State Park

Harrington Beach State Park features a 1-mile-long sandy beach where visitors can play volleyball, build a sandcastle, swim in Lake Michigan, or relax and soak up the rays. You can take a relaxing walk on the nature trail that stretches about a half-mile one way between the camping area and the sandy beach. You'll walk under a blanket of oak and maple trees with covered greenery under the woodlands in some areas of the trail. Birdwatching, wildlife observation, and fishing are a few more activities to do inside the park. Sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing are popular during the winter months. 

Outside Harrington Beach State Park

You'll find a large selection of pubs, bars, diners, and other restaurants within a short distance from the state park. If you're itching to pick up a souvenir, gift, or groceries, you'll have plenty of shopping places to select from in the area. You can stop at the preserve or zoo to see the animals. If you're a history enthusiast, you can check out the many museums nearby.


HoBo's Korner Kitchen

HoBo's Korner Kitchen serves all your American favorites from fresh hot broasted chicken dinners to soup and salad. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Type: American

Location: 100 East Main Street, Belgium, WI 53004

Kyote's Bar & Grill

If hard liqueur, cold beer, and comfort foods pique your interest, then stop in at the Kyote's Bar & Grill. The restaurant provides carryout and local delivery options.

Type: American

Location: 129 Spring Street, Belgium, WI 53004

Mary’s Country Grove Restaurant

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner Mary’s Country Grove Restaurant has mouth-watering options to fulfill your appetite. Catering service is available.

Type: American

Location: 322 County Road LL, Cedar Grove, WI 53013

El Guero Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

El Guero Mexican Restaurant & Cantina serves genuine Mexican dishes like enchilada domer, burrito spec ala, and fried ice cream. Domestic and imported beers are an available drink option.

Type: Mexican

Location: N1481 WI-57, Random Lake, WI 53075

Messina Restaurant & Lounge

Messina Restaurant & Lounge features real authentic Italian and American dishes, homemade desserts, and wine in a relaxed environment. The lasagna, cheese ravioli, and pasta primavera come highly recommended, as do the desserts.

Type: Italian, American

Location: 151 North Progress Drive, Saukville, WI 53080


Deer Shack

If you're looking for the perfect gift, Deer Shack has outdoor hunting gear, lightweight garment leather hides, furs, and other featured items.

Location: 7155 Highway B, Belgium, WI 53004


You can find toys, video games, outdoor supplies, and outfits for the whole family at Target. Grocery and cleaning supplies are also available.

Location: 1250 North Port Washington Road, Grafton, WI 53024


Get your retail fix with a trip to Kohl's. This unique chain department store offers a range of clothing, toys, baby items, jewelry, and home décor.

Location: 1050 North Port Washington Road, Grafton, WI 53024

Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree is known as North America's largest single-point retailer that strives to keep its shelves stocked with school supplies, household items, toys, snacks, beverages, and seasonal decorations. The best part is that every item in the store is just $1.

Location: 201 West Seven Hills Road, Port Washington, WI 53074

Walmart Supercenter

Walmart Supercenter has what you're looking for from outdoor recreation supplies and apparel to groceries and beauty supplies. There is also a pharmacy and vision center located in the store.

Location: 825 East Green Bay Avenue, Saukville, WI 53080


Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve features 116 acres of land containing 5 acres of hardwood forest with short-lived seasonal ponds. There are open grasslands and prairie, a partially wooded ravine, and five constructed wetland ponds. The preserve hosts a habitat that supports reptiles, mammals, and all kinds of migratory birds. Visitors generally fish, birdwatch, hike, hunt, or cross-country skiing at this preserve.

Location: 4970 Country Club Road, Port Washington, WI 53074

Rotary Park

Rotary Park boosts the most breathtaking lakefront view with a gorgeous gazebo in the center of it all. The park is a perfect setting for a wedding or special occasion and is featured as part of the 1.2-mile harbor walk.

Location: 231 East Grand Avenue, Port Washington, WI 53074

Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum

Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum takes you back to the early years of Sheboygan with its music, exhibits, and special events that are held throughout the year. There are historic buildings also available for exploring on the museum's grounds.

Location: 3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081

Shalom Wildlife Zoo

Shalom Wildlife Zoo is the home to 75 different species and more than 750 animals, with many having large natural habitats. In the petting zoo area, you'll have an opportunity to feed and pet the animals. There are 4 miles of gravel roads that run through the zoo, making it possible to drive through in your car or golf cart; walking is also an option.

Location: 1901 Shalom Drive, West Bend, WI 53090

Sheboygan Railroad Museum

Sheboygan Railroad Museum features videos on every aspect of railroading, from prototype history to technical topics on railroads and model railroading. You can expect to see railroad historical artifacts that date back more than 100 years.

Location: 1011 North Tenth Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081

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How to Get to
Harrington Beach State Park

Coming from Interstate-43, you'll want to take exit 107 toward Lake Church. Follow County Road D for less than 1 mile, and then make a right. Follow signs to the state park. 

Entering Harrington Beach State Park

Harrington Beach State Park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. year-round. 

Harrington Beach State Park Entry fee (per vehicle, WI license plates) : $8.0

Harrington Beach State Park Entry fee (per vehicle, out-of-state plates) : $11.0

Harrington Beach State Park Entry fee (per bus, WI license plates) : $11.0

Harrington Beach State Park Entry fee (per bus, out-of-state plates) : $15.0

Harrington Beach State Park Entry fee (per vehicle, WI resident aged 65 or older) : $3.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Harrington Beach State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Harrington Beach State Park?

Harrington Beach State Park is open year-round. Late spring or early summer is the best time to hit the beaches. The north beach offers the best sunbathing; however, the water quality deteriorates in the hot summer months.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Harrington Beach State Park?

The park is a wildlife refuge, and visitors can see whitetail deer and other animals in the mornings and evenings. Birders flock to the park for the annual hawk migration. Ducks visit during their spring and fall migrations.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Harrington Beach State Park?

Harrington Beach State Park has a 69-unit family campground, and 31 sites have electric hookups. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring. A trailer dump station and water fill-up station are available.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Harrington Beach State Park and what is the cost?

Yes, reservations are required for a camping spot at the park. The reservation fee is $7.95. The cancellation and change fee is $5. You can make reservations up to 11 months in advance.

Are pets allowed at Harrington Beach State Park?

Pets are welcome at Harrington Beach State Park, but they must be on a leash no longer than eight feet. Pets are allowed on trails, in the campground, and in other posted areas.