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 Thursday, April 23, 2015:


All hiking and bike trails are open.

This report will be updated when conditions change.

A state trail pass is required 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 at the White Cedar Nature Center.


Door County Half Marathon: On May 2, 2015 the Door County Half Marathon will be run on the roads in Peninsula State Park. Most roads will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the safety of runners and spectators.

  • Group Camp. Traffic may enter or exit the Group Camp towards the Golf Course on Shore Road all day.
  • Boaters. Access to the boat launch at Nicolet Bay will be restricted during the Half Marathon. Boaters may launch prior to the road closure (at 8 a.m.), no vehicles may exit the boat launch parking lot until the race has concluded, at approximately 2 p.m.
  • 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 [exit DNR].

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!

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:

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: Thursday April 23 2015