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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 Tuesday, September 30, 2014:

Notice: Peninsula State Park currently is under a Boil/Bottle Water Advisory in South Nicolet Bay Campground and at the Golf Course. As a precautionary measure, please use boiled (water should be heated to a rolling boil for at least one minute before use) or bottled water, or water from another park well, until sampling shows that no bacteria are present. We are working to resolve this problem as soon as possible.


All hiking trails are open though there might be standing water and muddy conditions. The Sunset Bike Route is open. The rough terrain, off-road bike trails remain closed due to standing water.

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.

White Cedar Nature Center

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


See the DNR Events Calendar for a 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 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.

2014 Campground seasonal closing schedule:

  • October 13 - Welckers
  • October 19 - North and south Nicolet Bay and Weborg
  • October 27 - The showers/flush facilities are scheduled to close, weather permitting
  • November 3 - The dump station

Tennison Bay is open year round.

Firewood is available at the wood yard on Bluff Road for $6 a bundle. Hours are:

  • May 1 – May 21: Friday and Saturday 5-7 p.m.
  • May 22 – August 31: Friday, 4-8 p.m., Saturday-Thursday, 4-7 p.m.
  • September 1 – October 19: Daily 4-6 p.m.
  • Off season hours posted at the wood yard and park headquarters.

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:

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 September 30 2014