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Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 Locationcampsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

Camping Hiking Bicycling Boating fishing Canoeing & Kayaking Picnicking Shelters Swimming Lighthouse Golfing Archery Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

Contact information
For information, contact:
Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone: 920-868-3258

Wisconsin State Park System Peninsula State Park

View of Lake Michigan from Peninsula State Park in fall.

DNR Photo

Reserve campsites at Peninsula State Park.

Park information


  • Peninsula State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Take a video tour [exit DNR] of Peninsula State Park with the Door County Visitor Bureau.


From Green Bay, take State Highway 57 north toward Sturgeon Bay. From Manitowoc, Take State Highway 42 north toward Sturgeon Bay. Before you get to Sturgeon Bay, Highways 57 and 42 join. Stay on State Highway 42 north to Fish Creek, where the highway turns east (right). Go 0.5 mile farther on Highway 42; the park entrance is on the north (left).

Park fees

Concessions and rental equipment

The camp store at Nicolet Beach has essential supplies, souvenirs and ice. The snack bar, open during the summer, features pizza, burgers and soft-serve ice cream. Nicolet Beach Concession also rents canoes, kayaks, bicycles, tandems and tagalongs. Rentals are seasonal and weather dependent. Phone: 920-854-9220.

Friends group and volunteering

  • The Friends of Peninsula State Park [exit DNR] is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a meaningful contribution toward the preservation and goals of Peninsula State Park. The Friends believe Peninsula contains a unique, spectacular wilderness and shoreline, worthy of any assistance they can provide. The Friends provide volunteer services and financial support for the interpretive, educational, recreational and visitor service programs at Peninsula State Park.
  • State park system volunteering opportunities

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. See the Eagle Tower web page for more information.

Timber harvest: The timber harvest has ended for the season and will resume in late October 2016. Loggers will be selectively thinning a number of conifer plantations and removing Scotch pine on a variety of small parcels throughout Peninsula State Park. 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.

Sturgeon Bay detour: The Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42/57 is closed. The Department of Transportation expects the bridge to reopen by the 4th of July weekend. For more information, see the detour map [exit DNR].

The park office will be closed Tuesdays in April. Self-registration materials for purchasing stickers and campsites will be available at the kiosk located by the office.

Last revised: Thursday March 31 2016