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- Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Peninsula State Park Current conditions
Conditions as of Monday, November 16, 2015:
Observation tower: The observation tower located in Peninsula State Park, known as Eagle Tower, is closed because of structural concerns. At this time, the department has not made any plans to repair or replace the tower. Further study of the inspection report along with the availability of funding will determine the future of the structure.
Timber harvest: Loggers will be selectively thinning a number of conifer plantations and removing Scotch pine on a variety of small parcels throughout Peninsula State Park beginning late October 2015. Learn more in a letter to park neighbors and visitors [PDF] and see a map of where logging operations will take place [PDF] in the park.
Logging activities are ongoing. Road closures include sections of Highland Road, Mengleberg Lane and Middle Road.
Logging activities are ongoing. Portions of the Sentinel Trail and portions of the Lone Pine Trail are closed. The connector trail that connects Nicolet Bay Trail to Sentinel Trail is closed.
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
The Nature Center is closed during the week and will be open on weekends when staffing permits. Peninsula naturalists offer nature programs year-round at the White Cedar Nature Center.
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.
Campgrounds are closed for the season.
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.
During camping season firewood is available at the wood yard on Bluff Road for $6 a bundle.
Hunting and trapping
Archery only hunting (no gun hunting allowed) and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during hunting season (April 1-May 5, 2015 and November 15 - January 3, 2016). There is a muzzleloader deer hunt during the November nine-day season. 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.