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- Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Peninsula State ParkCamping and reservations
Peninsula is Wisconsins most popular camping destination. Peninsulas five campgrounds have a total of 468 family sites; 101 are electric. Peninsula also has three reservable group areas for tent camping. Only 25 sites, (South Nicolet Bay sites 804-828), are non-reservable. Camping rules for Wisconsin State Parks.
Camping reservations are recommended. Campsite photos are available on the Wisconsin State Park System camping reservation website. Camping reservations for outdoor campsites can be made online or by calling 888-947-2757.
Reservation Alert: The Wisconsin State Park System has been undertaking a major campground electrical enhancement at several properties. Work at Devil's Lake and Peninsula state parks is still in progress. Due to this campsite renovation project, campsites you wish to reserve at these two properties may not be available spring 2013. For more information, please see:
Firewood is available at the wood yard on Bluff Road for $5.50 a bundle. Hours are:
- Memorial Day to Labor Day; open 4-7 p.m. daily, and 4-8 p.m. Fridays.
- Labor Day to mid-October; open Friday, 4-8 p.m., Saturday-Thursday, 4-6 p.m.
- Firewood is also available at local businesses outside the park.
Firewood notice: Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, firewood from out of state or from more than 25 miles away is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park or Forest properties. Also, firewood that has been in the Wisconsin emerald ash borer quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood at or near the park or forest where you are going. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline, 1-877-303-WOOD (1-877-303-9663) for information before packing for a trip. For more information, see firewood facts, rules and advice or ask the park or forest office. Maps are available to view the 25-mile radius of allowable firewood on state properties.
Sites: North Nicolet Bay (600-numbered campsites) has 44 sites, none of which have electrical hookups. Campground hosts are 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; 33 have electricity. Sites 804-828E (25) are not reservable; three of these are electric (824E, 826E, 828E). Campground hosts are 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; 56 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 located centrally 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 pit 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 is home to 81 family campsites, none of which have electric 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. Pit toilets and water fountains are located centrally between 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.