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Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door LocationCounty, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay’s shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.

Camping Hiking Boating Canoeing & Kayaking Picnicking Picnic shelter Bicycling Fishing Hunting Trapping Winter Activities Ice Age Trail

Contact information
For information, contact:
Potawatomi State Park
3740 County Road PD
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-746-2896 (fax)

Wisconsin State Park System Potawatomi State Park

View of Sturgeon Bay

DNR Photo

Reserve campsites at Potawatomi State Park.

COVID-19 Update

All Wisconsin state park system properties are now operating 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. An annual park sticker or trail pass is required to visit state parks and trails. Annual park stickers only, can now be purchased online. State trail and other passes can still be purchased over the phone by calling 1-888-305-0398 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week. Buy before you go: annual passes are NOT available for purchase at individual properties. Visitors must have an annual admission sticker adhered to their vehicle or proof of purchase for entry.

All campgrounds, restrooms, water fountains, buildings, observation towers and playgrounds are closed at all state parks and forests. For more information, please see:

Properties may be limiting admission based on capacity. Please make sure to seek out current property information on our website before visiting:

Park information


  • The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.


From Chicago: Take Interstate Highway 94 north. In Milwaukee, exit onto Interstate Highway 43 and continue as directed below.

From Milwaukee: Take Interstate 43 or US Highway 41 north to Green Bay. (If you take Highway 41, take it to the north side of Green Bay and exit on Interstate 43 south.) On the northeast side of Green Bay, exit from Interstate 43 onto State Highway 57 north and continue as directed below.

From Green Bay: Take State Highway 57 north. Drive about 37 miles to County Highway PD. Turn north on Highway PD and go about 2.4 miles to the park entrance.


Concessions and rental equipment

Canoe, kayak, paddleboat and bicycle rentals are available at the park in season.

Friends group and volunteering

Last revised: Wednesday May 06 2020