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- Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Peninsula State Park Current conditions
Conditions as of Wednesday, October 29, 2014:
All hiking and bike trails are open except for one section of the off-road bike trail that is under water. Maps with closed areas highlighted are posted at trailheads. Other areas may be wet.
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.
Nicolet Bay Boat Launch
The Nicolet Bay Boat Launch and Nicolet Beach are both open.
A stroll along Sentinel Trail in Peninsula State Park offers a peak at blooming Witch Hazel (Hamamelis). Four slender, yellow petals adorn this shrub in fall.
Photo by Kathleen Harris, Wisconsin DNR
White Cedar Nature Center
Peninsula naturalists offer nature programs year-round at the White Cedar Nature Center.
Removal of the dead or dying trees that were affected from exposure to Imprelis, a product used on the golf course in 2011, has begun. Tree material will be chipped into large dumpsters located at Lot 5 parking area on Highland Road. At this time, Lot 5 will remain open to the public. It could take up to four weeks to complete the removal and disposal of the 139 trees.
The golf course will close for the season on November 3.
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 22 through Nov 30, 2014) 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.