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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 Tuesday, April 22, 2014:

Trails

ice shoves

Spring like conditions exist throughout the park, watch for wet/icy/slippery areas.

  • Bike trails are closed.
  • Hiking trails are wet and/or icy.

Pictured: High winds created ice shoves along Peninsula’s shoreline.

Winter road closures are still in place – see Winter Use map.  Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Group Camp, Eagle Terrace, and other winter non-designated use areas are not accessible at this time.  

ice shoves

This report will be updated when conditions change.

A state trail pass is required for skiers and 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. Please see the current program schedule for more information or pick-up a program schedule upon your arrival.

Events

Door County Half Marathon:  On May 3, 2014 the Door County Half Marathon will be run on the roads in Peninsula State Park.  Most roads will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the safety of runners and spectators.

  • Boaters.  Access to the Nicolet Bay boat launch will be closed 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Boaters may launch prior to the 8 a.m. road closure, but no vehicles may exit the boat launch parking lot until the race has concluded, at approximately 2 p.m.
  • Group Camp.  Traffic may enter or exit the Group Camp towards the Golf Course on Shore Road.
  • Tennison Bay Campground.  Campers may exit the park until 9:30 a.m.  No vehicles may enter or exit Tennison Bay campground between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.  At 11 a.m. traffic may enter or exit Tennison Bay campground past the campground recycling station towards Park Headquarters on Shore Road. 

For more information on the race, visit doorcountyhalfmarathon.com/ (exit DNR).

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

Nature program schedule [PDF]

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.

Camping

Tennison Bay Campground is the only campground open year-round. Showers, flush facilities, the dump station and wood yard are closed for the season. Vault toilets and a water supply are available in the campground.

All campers, including those with reservations, must register/check-in at the park office before setting up camp. The park office opens at 8 or 9 a.m. daily, hours vary based on staffing levels. If the park office is closed, 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.

Hunting and Trapping

Archery only hunting (no gun hunting allowed) and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during park hunting season (April 1 – May 6, 2014 and Nov. 15 – Jan. 4, 2015.)  There is a muzzleloader deer hunt during the November nine-day season..  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: Tuesday April 22 2014