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Contact information
For information, contact:
Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone: 920-868-3258

Peninsula State Park Current conditions

Conditions as of Thursday, July 16, 2015:

Notice: The observation tower located in Peninsula State Park, known as Eagle Tower, is closed because of structural concerns. At this time, the department has not made any plans to repair or replace the tower. Further study of the inspection report along with the availability of funding will determine the future of the structure.


All hiking and bike trails are open. This report will be updated when conditions change.

A state trail pass is required off-road bikers at Peninsula State Park in addition to a vehicle admission sticker. The annual trail pass is valid on all ski, bike and horse trails in Wisconsin State Parks that require the trail pass for users 16 years and older.

White Cedar Nature Center

Peninsula naturalists offer nature programs year-round at the White Cedar Nature Center.


For an up to date list of nature programs this month check out Peninsula State Park Nature Programs.

See the DNR Events Calendar for a complete list of events at Peninsula and other state parks.

Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.


All campgrounds are open for the season.

All campers, including those with reservations, must register/check-in at the park office before setting up camp. The park office opens at 8 a.m. daily, hours vary based on staffing levels. If the park office is closed before 11 p.m., there is self-registration available at the kiosk across from the office. Remember, you may not set up a campsite between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Firewood is available at the wood yard on Bluff Road for $6 a bundle. The wood yard hours are below.

  • May 22 – September 6: Daily 4-7 p.m., Friday 4-8 p.m.
  • September 7 – October 18: Daily 4-6 p.m.


Universe in the Park
Sunday, July 26, 9 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. and Friday August 14, 9 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
The Astronomy Dept. of UW-Madison begins the session with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy as well as recent astronomical news. At the conclusion of astronomy and recent astronomical news. At the conclusion of the talk and if the sky is clear, they go outdoors to set up a telescope to provide visitors with the opportunity to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. No pets allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Events and Nature Programs at Interstate and all state parks and forests are listed on the DNR Events Calendar.

Hunting and Trapping

Bow and crossbow hunting is allowed in open areas of the property from Nov 15 through the Sunday nearest Jan 6. During the traditional 9-day deer hunting season (Nov 21 through Nov 29, 2015) only MUZZLELOADERS, bows and crossbows are allowed in open areas of the property. Trapping is allowed in the open areas of the property from Nov 15 through Dec 15. Archery hunting and limited trapping are allowed April 1 through the Tuesday nearest May 3. For more information, please see:

More information

A vehicle admission sticker is required year-round. When the park office is closed, use the self-registration pay kiosk to buy admission stickers. Any annual sticker purchases will be mailed to you. If you self-register for an annual sticker please submit a check with your address or print legibly on the envelope for accurate mailing.

Last revised: Monday July 20 2015