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Excellent outdoor recreational opportunities abound in Kewaunee County. In addition to Lake Michigan, visitors will find public access at five inland lakes, as well as the Kewaunee and Ahnapee River. More than 1,600 acres of public hunting and fishing lands provide a breath of fresh air and a chance to commune with nature. Over three hundred total miles of recreational trails exist in the county. A snow tubing hill, small zoo and special events at the county Fairgrounds are also highlights.

  • Winter Park – Phase I of this Winter Sports Complex outside of Kewaunee is now open. High-tech snow-making equipment keeps the hill open, even if it doesn’t snow. Summertime fishing and mountain biking opportunities make this a park for all seasons, despite its frigid name.
  • Riverview ATV & Mountain Bike Park – Northeastern Wisconsin’s only all-terrain vehicle course offers twenty miles of ATV trails with a designated area for beginners; a hill climbing section and an intense use course to feed you need for speed.
  • Bruemmer Park – Visitors will find a unique combination of unspoiled wilderness and first-rate picnic and recreation areas at Bruemmer Park. A large playground and small zoo provide hours of family enjoyment. Three shelters are available for special event rentals and there’s more than 70 acres of woods to explore.
  • Dana Farm – This historic site is the former home of Ransom Moore, the founder of 4H in Wisconsin. Plenty of recreational area is available.
  • Besadny Anadromous Fisheries Facility – Open March through December, the facility is a DNR egg collecting and field study site, and a place to view salmon and trout as they make their way up river to spawn. The underwater viewing window is open to the public during daylight hours.
  • Ahnapee State Trail – One of the state’s first Rails-to-Trails programs, the Ahnapee State Trail brings half of this 30-mile limestone trail through the county. Starting in Door County, the Ahnapee winds through the picturesque Kewaunee County countryside to Casco Junction. The trail is open to hikers, bikers and horses.
  • Krohn’s Lake – Whether you are looking for a great fishing hole or a place to work on your suntan, you’ll find it here.
  • Red River Park – Enjoy a picnic or picture postcard sunset over the Bay of Green Bay. There are plenty of playground toys and picnic tables and it’s an excellent site for birdwatching. The shelter building can be rented and there is plenty of space for a ballgame or other recreational activities.
  • West Alaska Lake – Come for the picturesque view of this 23 acre lake from the picnic area, but stay for the great fishing. Located between Algoma and Kewaunee, a boat ramp and plenty of trailer parking are waiting for you.
  • Shea’s Lake – This highly regarded pan fishing site is just east of Denmark in the southwest corner of the county. Boat launch and picnic facilities are used frequently here. Shea’s Lake is dotted by ice shanties every winter.
  • Bruemmerville Park – One of the county’s best kept secrets. Silver Creek runs through the middle of the park providing good fishing opportunities, particularly during the spring and fall trout and salmon runs. A picnic shelter and playground equipment offer fun for the whole family. Located northwest of Algoma.
  • Heidemann Lake – Drop anchor in the crystal clear waters of the county’s southern-most park. Boat launch and dock fishing opportunities exist for anglers of all ages.
  • East Alaska Lake – Located along the Alaskan Golf Course between Algoma and Kewaunee. Single boat launch and dock fishing available. Excellent ice fishing opportunities.
  • County Fairgrounds – Located less than 15 minutes from Green Bay, this special events facility hosts stock car races every Friday night from May through August. The county fair is held annually and features top-notch grandstand entertainment, demolition derby, tractor pull, carnival rides and plenty of 4H exhibits.
  • Lake Michigan – The recreational opportunities are endless on “the big pond”. Boating, fishing, diving or making waves on your personal watercraft are all options. Several public sand beach locations are in place to help you “beat the heat”. A number of seasonal and transient boat slip are available in Kewaunee and Algoma. Public boat launches are also available in each community.