Location: 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, WI 53081

Distance: 1.3 miles linear (2.6 miles out and back)

GPS Coordinates: 43.672092, -87.716461 / 43° 40’ 19.533”N, 87° 42’ 59.26”W

Fee: Wisconsin State Park Pass

Operating Hours: 6:00am to 11:00pm year round

Pets: Prohibited

Amenities: Parking lot, Visitor’s Center.

Cool Features: Lake Michigan coastline, sand dunes, boardwalk.

Nearest Town: Sheboygan


  • From the junction of I-43 and Cty V: About 3 miles south of Sheboygan, go east on V

about 2 miles to Kohler-Andrae State Park. Follow the signs to the Sanderling Nature


  • From Milwaukee: Head north on Interstate 43 towards Sheboygan. Take the exit for

County Road V, turn right, then turn right again. Follow this road straight into the park

and pay your fee at the park office. Take the first left and park in the lot.

Notes: Embracing the shore of Lake Michigan, Kohler Park Dunes contains active and

stabilized lake dunes, interdunal wetlands, and a small dry-mesic white pine forest. More than

one mile of Lake Michigan beach is included in the natural area. Several interdunal wetlands

(called pannés) are thickly vegetated with lakeshore rush and sedges. Some of the common

plants that stabilize the dunes are sand reed, marram grass, Canada wild rye, northern wheat

grass, common and trailing junipers, sand cherry, and willow species. Three state-threatened

plants are found in the dunes. In autumn, the skies above the dunes are often frequented by

migrating raptors, while the low shrubs and pannés are very attractive to passerines. An

extensive wooden cordwalk, with overlooks at several points, provides hiking opportunities

through this sensitive ecosystem. Kohler Park Dunes is owned by the DNR and was

designated a State Natural Area in 1969.