In 1869, Jacksonport became the last of Door County's communities to be formally organized. Settled in 1848 as a lumber town, the community was named after Andrew Jackson, a logger and prominent business owner in the community.
Today this quiet little community offers visitors old-fashioned hospitality and a relaxing break from the pressures of everyday life.
Whitefish Dunes State Park, located just south of Jacksonport on the sand dunes of Lake Michigan, is one of the jewels of Wisconsin's state parks system. A large expanse of sandy beach and the highest dunes in the state lure visitors to the park.
Once there, the hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails create serene memories that keep vacationers coming back for more.
Cave Point County Park is immediately adjacent to Whitefish Dunes State Park. Bring your camera and imagination to capture the wild beauty of Lake Michigan pounding against the park's limestone sea caves. The din of waves crashing against rock and moving through the caves is unforgettable.
Jacksonport boasts one of the county's biggest and most popular festivals, Maifest. Music, ethnic foods, a wide variety of crafters and artisans, and numerous other inviting activities make May fun and Jacksonport synonymous for people from all over the United States.
Map of Jacksonport .