a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
How to buy
a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
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 Monday, September 15, 2014:

Notice: Power has been restored to Peninsula State Park after a series of storms earlier this week in Door County caused localized flash flooding and wide-spread power outages. Running water, shower facilities or flush toilets have all be restored.

The Sunset bicycle trail will be closed until further notice.

Sections of the popular Nicolet Beach remain closed. The concession stand has reopened.

Peninsula Golf Course has reopened and golf carts may again be used on the course. For the most up to date information on the conditions of the golf course visit their website.


All hiking trails are open though there might be standing water and muddy conditions due to flooding. The Sunset bike trail is closed until further notice.

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 is 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.

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.

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 September 15 2014