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- Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Peninsula State Park Camping and reservations
Peninsula is Wisconsin's most popular camping destination. Peninsula's five campgrounds have a total of 468 family sites. Peninsula also has three reservable group areas for tent camping. South Nicolet Bay sites 804-828 are non-reservable. Camping rules. The park office opens at 8 a.m. daily. Remember, you may not set up a campsite between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Peninsula State Park is one of the busiest parks for camping in Wisconsin and reservations are strongly recommended. Camping reservations for outdoor campsites can be made online or by calling 888-947-2757.
Wisconsin State Parks is running a pilot program for next day campsite reservations at Big Bay, Devil's Lake, Kohler-Andrae, Peninsula and Perrot state parks.
Don't move firewood!
Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.
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.
Firewood is also available at local businesses outside the park.
Sites: North Nicolet Bay (600-numbered campsites) has 44 sites. There are no electrical hookups. All sites are reservable. A campground host is at 619E.
Services: North Nicolet Bay Campground has a hot water, shower and flush toilet facilities and a cold water flush toilet building without showers. Additional showers are in the beach area.
The campground also has a public boat launch.
Nicolet Bay is also home to Peninsula's only sand swimming beach. No lifeguard is on duty. The beach area has two sand volleyball courts, playground equipment and the camp store. Boat and bike rentals are available at Nicolet Beach.
Sites: South Nicolet Bay (700-800 numbered campsites) has 143 sites; 54 have electricity. Sites 804-828E (25) are not reservable; three of these are electric (824E, 826E, 828E). A campground host is at 783E.
Services: South Nicolet Bay campground has two hot water, shower and flush toilet facilities. A public boat launch is located at North Nicolet Bay.
Nicolet Bay is also home to Peninsula's only sand swimming beach. No lifeguard is on duty. The beach area has two sand volleyball courts, playground equipment and the Camp Store. Boat and bike rentals are available at Nicolet Beach.
Sites: Tennison Bay (campsites numbered in the 200s, 300s and 400s) has 188 sites; 97 are electric. All sites are reservable. Sites 322E and 324E have been designated for people with disabilities. A campground host is at site 323E.
Services: Two hot water showerand flush toilet buildings are centrally located in Tennison Bay. One is fully accessible. Three flush toilet buildings without showers are located throughout the campground. A play area with new equipment is north of the camping area. Tennison Bay also has a boat launch for canoes and kayaks. The overflow parking area for camping parties is next to the kayak launch. No Swimming. The closest beach is one mile from Tennison Bay, at Nicolet Bay Beach.
Winter camping: A portion of Tennison Bay remains open for winter camping. Services available for winter camping are electrical hookups, fresh (cold) water and vault toilets.
Sites: 12 sites; all are electric and reservable. This campground does not have a campground host.
Services: One hot water shower and flush toilet building, completely accessible. A fully accessible concrete fishing pier is west of the campground.
Shelter: The shelter next to the campground is reservable. It is completely enclosed and has 30-amp electrical outlets, lights and a fireplace. Firewood can be purchased on a limited basis at the Wood Yard on Bluff Road.
Sites: Welcker's Point has 81 family campsites. There are no electrical hookups. All sites are reservable. A campground host is at site 525E.
Services: The campground has one shower and flush toilet building and also two other flush toilet buildings.
Shelter: Welcker's Point, north of the camping area, has a reservable shelter. The shelter is completely enclosed and has fluorescent lighting and a fireplace. Firewood can be purchased at the Wood Yard on Bluff Road. There is no electrical service at this location.
Peninsula offers three group campsites: Lakeshore orchard and Meadow. All are reservable.
Only tent camping is allowed. Electric service is not available at group campsites. Vault toilets and water fountains are centrally locatedbetween the campsites. The closest hot water, shower and flush toilet facilities are at South Nicolet Bay Campground about one-half mile away. Motor vehicles are allowed only in the parking lots. One motorhome or camper may be set up in the parking lot to serve as a base of operations. This unit is restricted to storage, cooking, personal bathroom and shower only. No overnight camping is allowed in campers and motorhomes at the group camp.