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Cave Point Park – Door County Wisconsin

 


 

Cave Point County Park

This is one of the more scenic places on the Door Peninsula of Lake Michigan. The coastline consists of cliffs, with the waves crashing into them, which has formed sea caves under the bluff line which rises 30 to 50 feet above the shoreline..  This is a must see place for photographers visiting Door County Wisconsin. When the wind is blowing across Lake Michigan from the east, the waves by crash into the shoreline and shoot streams of water high into the air.  When the water is calm this is a favorite destination for kayaking. The park is located with the Whitefish Dunes State Park, with a trail running along the bluffs to the dunes.

What to Photograph:

There is a lot of photo opportunities here, the bluffs and the sea caves of course, in addition there is some really nice shoreline that you can walk along with a lot of interesting rocks shelves.  The trail through the woods offers some completely different photos.

Best Time for Photographers:

Anytime is good here, there are so many possibilities that you can find great shorts throughout the day and get a complete change of scenery as the seasons change.  Ice forming on bluffs in winter makes for some spectacular images.  A windy day will provide some dramatic photos with the waves crashing to the cliffs and shooting water high into the air.

Where it is:

LOCATION

On the Door Peninsula, Door County Wisconsin on the Lake Michigan side.

Look for the signs on Highway 57. It is just North of Whitefish Dunes State Park.

Cave Point is located on approximately 19 acres of land at 5360 Schauer Road in the Town of Sevastopol.  The County Park is located on the East End of County WD

Maps:

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Cost:

There are no fees for Cave Point County Park, however there are fees for Whitefish Dunes State Park.

 

Facilities:

Picnic tables, cooking grills, fire rings, a well and new restrooms built in 2002.

 

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Location Contact Information:

5360 Schauer Road
Sturgeon Bay  Wisconsin  54235
(920) 746-9959

Nearest City or Town:

Sturgeon Bay

Tips for the Photographer:

Equipment:

You can get great photos here with just about any camera equipment, from a simple point and shoot to the most advanced DSLR.

Photography Tips:

To get shots of the waves breaking, a strong easterly wind will give the best results.  If you have strong wind and waves be sure to check your lens frequently for water spots, I had a few of my shots ruined by not doing this enough myself.  Including people in some of the shots on the cliffs will help show size and perspective.

 


 

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