One of the most picturesque spots in Wisconsin to kayak is cave point. There is a fun spot to jump off the cliffs, but be mindful, IT IS SHALLOW!!!

A great spot to kayak in Door County Wisconsin is cave point county park.  The safest direction to approach cave point is from the north at Schauer Park.  

$5 launch fee.  

Make sure to check the wind direction and wind strength!  West wind under 5 knots is the best direction to kayak cave point.  If there is a south wind under 5  knots, you can usually paddle there early in the morning, but be mindful of increase in wind around 11am.  Anything over 8 knots from the south becomes real choppy, real fast.  Minimal takeout areas around cave point, so it can become dangerous real quickly if the water is cold and choppy.

I don't recommend starting from whitefish bay dunes as if the wind increases, it can be really dangerous returning to whitefish bay dunes with waves that are refracting off of cave point.

If you don't have gear or decent experience or don't know your rescues, I recommend doing a tour with Door County Kayak Tours they take photos down at cave point too.

Stop at the Jacksonport bakery post or pre tour.  They have the best breakfast in Door County!

Pack List

  • Wetsuit for cold water months (April, may, early june, late sept, oct) 
  • Paddle plan
  • Waterproof camera
  • Paddle,
  • PFD
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Snack
  • Sit-on-top Kayak- prefer sit on top for easy fast rescues.
  • Sit-in kayak
    • Paddlefloat
    • rescue training
    • pump
    • skirt
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Activities Kayaking, Swimming
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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