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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
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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.

Potawatomi State Park is experiencing residual flooding from recent storms. The park is open, but some areas, including the campground, are saturated and may have standing water. Please call ahead for more information.

All roads are open in the park. Hiking and bike trails are open but wet in some low areas.


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.

All campsites are open for the season. The shower building and dump station near the park office are open.

Campers must check-in or register before setting up camp. Potawatomi is part of a pilot program offering same day campsite reservations. Reservations can be made the same day of arrival or up to 11 months in advance.

A limited number of non-reservable campsites are available for self-registration when the office is closed. Contact the park or look for signs at the self-registration station for more information.


The docks are in at the boat launch. The fish cleaning station is open for the season.

The Friends of Potawatomi State Park are fundraising to support replacement of the accessible fishing pier in the picnic area. Visit the Friends fundraising page [exit DNR] for more information.

Park store

The Park Store is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Firewood, bike and kayak rentals are available through the park store. Call the store directly at 920-746-8663 with any questions.

More information

The park office opens at 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  

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: Thursday July 25 2019