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About Peninsula State Park
In Wisconsin’s Peninsula State Park—named after the 2,000-square-mile peninsula that makes up Door County—scenery and amenities abound in equal parts. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the park’s 38-acre island, numerous hiking and biking trails, and year-round activities—but for many, the park’s main draw is the 18-hole Peninsula Golf Course, located on prime real estate overlooking Eagle Harbor. The park features six separate campgrounds totaling to more than 700 campsites, meaning RVers, car campers or backcountry campers will find a place to stay. Many of the sites are situated between the golf course and the picturesque Eagle Bluff lighthouse, another major attraction for visitors. In the warm weather months, visitors can swim in Lake Michigan’s Green Bay, rent kayaks, canoes and other useful water tools from the concession stand, and of course, play on the renown golf course, just feet from your campsite. The colder months bring a whole new level of excitement for camping in the park, as campers can snowshoe, cross-country ski, or simply explore the snowy sand dunes, crashing waves, and frozen forests that make up this park.
Access
Drive In, Boat In
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Peninsula State Park is located in Wisconsin
Latitude
45.161 N
Longitude
-87.214 W
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21 Reviews of Peninsula State Park
Tons to do in Door County

This Campground in fish creek is in an ideal location. The wild tomato pizzeria is at the entrance to the park and a definite must stop. Went in October and did a door County ghost tour and walked around and looked at shops and had an amazing time At the door county fish boil. This is a must experience for everyone!!

Nicolet Bay campsites are EVERYTHING

The campground in general is pretty fantastic. However, there is a loop of campgrounds in Nicolet Bay that, if you are lucky enough to reserve them, better than any campsite in the state. The trails and beach offer something for everyone. We’ve camped here before kids and with kids, and were never bored.

Great hiking trails

Peninsula State Park is a 3,776-acre park in Door County. The trails are extensive and fun for hiking, running, and biking.  The camping areas are nice with plenty to do around the park. There's even a golf course and harbor!  My favorite place is the historic lighthouse that sits on the bluff. If you enjoy hiking and trail running which is what I was there for this is a must go!

Beautiful

A great state park.

Weekend vibes

Great for car camping and a weekend away. lots of cool family hiking and beach with snack shack. *poison ivy is present.

Amazing!

Beautiful park with an awesome beach! They serve food and rent out kayaks and paddle boards! The sites are nice sites. You have to walk a ways to the beach but totally worth it. The bike trails are awesome

Large and Beautiful, In the Best Area!!

Peninsula State Park is one of five State Parks in the area!! It is by far the largest and therefore also the most busiest. Book your campsites early because this is a hard park to get a campsite at on the fly. They do offer some non reservable sites but they go fast as well. This Park is off of Hwy 42 in beautiful Door County!, right on the Bay of Green Bay. There are many trails to hike and bike here, a beautiful beach, and plenty of sight seeing in the park. This park offers numerous campgrounds and each has a different atmosphere. The further from the beach the quieter it gets. The facilities are clean and showers are modern. There is a camp store located at the beach as well. The Sunset Bike Trail is a trail that travels through the park and is mostly crushed stone. Bike rentals are available in the park near the beach or just outside the park on HWY42 just across the street at a local bike store. The observation tower no longer stands at the park as it was recent taken down in 2017 due to structural issues but there are still plenty of view to see in the park without it. The Eagle hiking trail is a must and not too challenging but will lead you to some cool cave formations.

If your hoping to escape the busy park you won't have much luck outside the park. The whole peninsula is towns and villages full of shops, art studios, wineries, ice cream shops, confectionaries, restaurants and even a drive-in movie theater.. If I make it sound overwhelming, it is because it can be. But even with all this going on and a festival almost every weekend, the area and park are enough to make me come back every year..multiple times!! That isn't to say it is never quiet. If you go in the winter months or even March through May, you get a sense of what the area has to offer without the crowds. If you would like a more quiet atmosphere I would suggest other parks in the area that offer camping. Aside from park camping there are also numerous modern campgrounds available in the area. Either way you won't be disappointed with your trip to Peninsula State Park

Family oriented fun

This state park has 5 separate campgrounds offering full hookups for RVS as well as no service sites with shower houses and flush toilets nearby. The sites were all level with a gravel parking spot and plenty of room for hammocks, tents, screen rooms, etc. We stayed at the Welkers campground at the northern tip of the park which juts out into scenic Nicolet Bay. I loved that the whole park was heavily forested and there was plenty of privacy. Although there were a lot of other campers, everyone was very friendly and several came over to ask us about our mini camper. The state park, which has a $13 daily entrance fee for out of state visitors, offers lots of options for entertainment including swimming beaches, bicycling and hiking trails, a live outdoor theater, a golf course and restaurant, a nature center, lots of picknicking areas, and of course camping which was $25 for a site without services. The cost with the entrance fee was a little high for us, but the park’s proximity to all the other attractions of Door County made it worth while for us.

Versitile camp destination

A wonderful stay during an extended weekend in the fall. Clean facilities, easy access to trails, and not as crowded in the summertime. Even though the park is located in downtown Fish Creek, when you're in the park you don't hear or see much of the town unless you choose to. If you like to stay in the woods or close to the water you can, but if you're one to run into town for dinner a night here or there, that's quite possible. Trails are varied, well maintained, and not overcrowded. Would definitely stay here again!

Quiet yet filled with scenic adventure

This campground is HUGE! Definitely take a map if you’re offered one or find one. It is so beautiful, lots of shoreline and so many things to do from biking and hiking trails, to a lighthouse & museum and much more. Located in Door County, the peninsula also offers lots to do from Mini Golf to Shipwreck kayak tours. I could have spent a month here and still have more things to try out.

Do beware of raccoons though! Be sure to put all food in your vehicles at night or if you leave the campsite. The showers weren’t amazing, but I did get to shower with a tree frog, so that’s an experience.

I also suggest bringing an air mat or sleeping pad if you're tenting. The ground is really quite hard. We had a tough time getting our tent stakes into the ground and ended up tying the tent to trees in a couple spots instead!

Visited June 2018