- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Peninsula State Park Current conditions
Conditions as of Monday, February 23, 2015:
Winter road closures are in place. Plowed roads may be icy and slippery.
Peninsula has varying snow depths up to 4 inches. Icy, slippery conditions exist all over the park.
- Cross-country ski trails - Fair condition. Yellow, orange, red and green loops were groomed Saturday (Feb 21) morning.
- Snowshoe/hiking trails - May be icy in areas.
- Sledding hill - OPEN.
- Snowmobile trails - OPEN.
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.
Winter biking information
Bikes may be operated on paved roads and snowmobile trails (including Sunset Bike Trail), though not encouraged for safety reasons when trails are open to snowmobiling. Bikes are not allowed on designated/groomed cross country ski trails and hiking/snowshoe trails at any time. In the winter, the off-road (mountain) bike trail system is designated as cross country ski trails and cannot be accessed by bike.
Newport State Park in Door County has a two mile winter trail designated for "fat tire bike" use. For more information contact Newport State Park (920) 854-2500.
White Cedar Nature Center
Peninsula naturalists offer nature programs year-round at the White Cedar Nature Center.
Update: The Candlelight Ski/Hike Event for Feb 7 has been CANCELLED due to lack of snow and icy conditions.
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!
Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.
Tennison Bay is the only campground open year round. The showers, flush facilities, dump station and the 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 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.
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:
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.