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to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Potawatomi State Park
3740 County Road PD
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-746-2896 (fax)

Potawatomi State Park Current conditions

Observation Tower Closed: The observation tower at Potawatomi State Park is permanently closed due to significant wood decay. The department is planning for deconstruction of the tower with the intention to remove it as soon as practicable. There are no plans to replace the tower at this time, however other viewing opportunities at the park include the Old Ski Hill Overlook and pull-offs along Shoreline Road. The department is exploring other viewing opportunities as part of the current master planning process.


Cross-country trail conditions.

Ski trails offer both classic and skate skiing.

No hiking, snowshoeing, bikes or pets are allowed on ski trails when snow covered. Snowshoeing and hiking are allowed on three separate trails or along the road.

Snowmobile trails are closed.

Ski Trail.


See the DNR Events Calendar for a complete list of events at Potawatomi 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.

A limited number of sites, with electrical hookups, are open for winter camping. Campground roads are narrow right now due to snowbanks, with only smaller single camping units recommended at this time. Drinking water is available year-round next to the campground shelter. Campers must register in the park office or through self-registration when the office is closed. The self-registration kiosk is on the side of the office building.

The dump station, shower building, and flush toilets are closed for the season. The winter drinking water supply is in the campground.


Ice fishing is very popular at the park using the boat launch to get to Sawyer Harbor. The park does not monitor ice conditions. Ice shanties must be removed from State Park property by 11 p.m. daily.

The fish cleaning station is closed for the season. The docks are in at the boat launch have been removed for the season.

The Friends of Potawatomi State Park plan have started a fundraising campaign to support replacement of the accessible fishing pier in the picnic area.

Park store

The park store is closed for the season.

More information

The office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. most days and may be extended when staff is available. The office is closed occasionally if staff are unavailable or out in the park.

A vehicle admission sticker is required year-round. If the office is closed, please self-register for vehicle admission stickers and campsites on the porch outside the office building.

Last revised: Wednesday March 13 2019