We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
Phone Number:
+1 414-274-4281
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 25.00*
and up
Milwaukee Sightseeing Bus Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 43 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
Great spot to take in the Lake

It's not big, but it is beautiful. A great place to take in Lake Michigan and enjoy nature steps from the Downtown.

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Birmingham, Alabama
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 38: English reviews
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
144 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's not big, but it is beautiful. A great place to take in Lake Michigan and enjoy nature steps from the Downtown.

Thank Statman24
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The reason I started going to this park was to hunt pokemon with my kids. I never realized how extensive the park was or even how to access it before. The trails are nice and the space is wide open. You get a lovely view of the lake! My kids and I also watched a tugboat pull two cargo ships... More 

Thank LGuerrero0
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

It was very pleasant to walk along Lake Michigan. We went after dark, and the lights from the buildings made it a very peaceful walk.

Thank derby56
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If your in the area it's a must to go n relax. The area is so beautiful n relaxing that you can take lunch n enjoy it. So please stop by if just for the view.

Thank milwgal
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Although it's only (maybe) 1/2 a mile long it does have some very nice views along it's 2 bike/hiking paths. {ALL wheelchair accessible!} It starts at the "Pier Marquette" lighthouse (replacement) and goes north to the Discovery World (kids') museum.

Thank Johnathan H
Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
275 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

There is a good trail going around the park for biking and walking. There is really no shade or facilities. The views are great. It is wonderful on a breezy day. It is obviously an artificial island of landfill, so it isn't exactly lovely. Enjoy the views.

Thank Patrick A
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

great park right on the lake but right in the city with great views of the city skyline. great for walking and biking. no bathrooms though other than disgustingly dirty porta potties over past the summerfest grounds BMO pavillion fyi. free entrance. Very loud during summerfest though, just fyi.

Thank Jaymes L
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

With the Milwaukee skyline just ahead the quiet, solitude of this little gem offers great views a cool breeze off the lake and opportunities to fish, walk, bike or just stroll.

Thank larytaz
Lakewood, Ohio
Level Contributor
180 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We didn't make it here until the sun had set, but it was actually well lit and still had a lot of visitors, so we walked around anyway. Very pretty park! Great views of the city on one side and the lake on the other. Also close to cool museums and other parks. Overall, very worth a visit.

Thank Lilly S
Level Contributor
70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We walked along the shore front . Unfortunately it is overrun by geese the day we were there. Still a beautiful peaceful area to enjoy.

Thank Bbmizrahi

Travellers who viewed Lakeshore State Park also viewed


Been to Lakeshore State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lakeshore State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?