Staircase Sketch

It started as an idea when we asked,
"Why isn't there a way to get to the shore?"

Porte des Morts Staircase Project

Please Sponsor
a Step to the Shore

Naming Rights

Porte des Morts Staircase $15,000

Landing | Look Out $5,000

Staircase Steps

Risers above Landing $1,300 each
15 available

Risers below Landing $1,000 each
35 available

Porte des Morts Staircase

The Porte des Morts Staircase Project was developed by Wisconsin's oldest scuba diving club, Neptune's Dive Club as a way of giving back to the community of Door County and the shores in which their divers enjoy the sport of scuba diving.

A staircase to this shore will benefit all park visitors with the opportunity to further enhance their Door County experience with another shore to hike, picnic, swim, snorkel, launch a kayak, stand-up paddle board and further explore Door County's beauty and rich natural resources.

A staircase will provide safe access to the beach and water. And prevent erosion of the delicate landscape. It makes the park more user friendly to all Door County residents and visitors. Everyone benefits.

We are determined to raise enough money to pay for surveying, architectural plans, building materials, use of heavy equipment and labor to build.

By sponsoring a step, (or purchasing Naming Rights) for the Porte des Morts Staircase Project, you're support will become an integral part of a real tangible asset and will benefit everyone that looks to enjoy Door County's natural resources.

A 'Pass Through' fund with the Door County Community Foundation oversees all money contributed to our project until the planning and building begins.

The Port des Morts Staircase Fund is a component fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity. Hence, all contributions are deductible to the fullest extent as allowed by law.