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.
I don't think there has been a time where we went to Door County without visiting Peninsula! It is kind of a family tradition. It's wonderful in any season, but fall is my favorite with the lookout and all the beautiful trees!
On Lake Michigan this campground has boating, biking, swimming, hiking, camping, great store, lighthouse…well clearly it has it all. Best sunsets ever. Several campgrounds some with waterfront sites.
Really great area of door county with lots to do if you venture outside the park.
So much to do inside the park. Sand beach with playground and concessions/gift shop, bike rentals on big bike trails. Kayak rentals. Hiking trails.
Our campsites have been super secluded from anyone else. So quiet at night. No one was really even playing music. Nice firepits. We saw deer down a hiking path and while we were driving in the park.
Pro-tip for this campground: Don't leave ANY garbage or food outside at all! Late-night by the campfire a (HUGE) Racoon came up within 2 feet of me eyeballing my grahm crackers. Then went into zipped up garbage can. It wasn't mean, just hungry. To avoid those visitors visit the garbage cans regularly.
We loved our visit to Door County and biking the state park. The camp spot was private and secluded with trees all around us. The park is so close to restaurants, shopping, and all sorts of fun attractions and fun things to do. Our site was so nice and close to the water!
Large campground on shore of either Lake Michigan or Bay of Green Bay in Door County, this is a very popular area with many activities. Must have State Park Pass plus camping fees.
Excellent beach area, private wooded campsites. Hike bike all around, golfing near by as well as scenic drives.
Egg Harbour, ferry to Washington Island, Door County cherries, fishing, rentals of most varieties.
A very nice beach, plenty of campgrounds, relatively clean bathrooms considering you’re camping. Very pretty, lots of hiking and biking trails. If you are planning on kayaking in the lake, our little kayaks could barely take it it was difficult paddling. Very nice park overall, but I wish the boat launch was more kayak friendly. Steep and a lot of gravel. The park overall was also very crowded, but that’s expected with a popular state park like this.
This park is highly sought after. Electric and non electric sites available, if you are camping RV style , you may want to check out the site you would like to reserve to be sure it will accommodate your vehicle. Beautiful park, to hike, bike and explore. If you book at different times of the year, you will see The Park, change with the seasons, different blooms through out the park. Different wild life, you are usually going to spot at least one species during your stay.
Beautiful campsites, great golf course and ferry ride away to Washington Isle!
Nicolet Bay Large campground, but easy water access, amenities reduced come mid Sept. but lovely in the fall - water front sites don't have water or electric - Park is great for hiking, and biking and proximity to what Door Co has to offer. -
If you're looking for bells and whistles, lots of amenities and lots of friendly neighbors in close proximity, this is the place to go! We stayed in south nicolet bay and had a cute little path that gave us direct access to the bay. We did lots of hiking, explored the nature center, swam, enjoyed a show at their outdoor amphitheater, visited the historic lighthouse, and rented bikes with a burley trailer for my two year. They had both adult and kid helmets too. The snack shack by the main swimming area had lots of meal and snack options for when I didn't feel like cooking. The water by our campsite was rocky but the main beach area was sandy and shallow for a ways out. The campsites are close together but the people are so nice and campsites and bathrooms kept clean. There were both flushing bathrooms with showers and smaller more frequent outhouses with pit toilets. We hiked the minnehaha trail from our campsite and did the eagle trail loop which while rated difficult was really manageable for most of the trail and my two year who hikes frequently with hike it baby enjoyed doing many sections of the trail on his own two feet. I did bring my soft structured carrier as well. There area a couple steep inclines, and one area of scrambling over boulders but tons of impressive views and an easy to follow trail. There was some poison ivy by our campsite but plenty of signs to warn campers where to expect it. There was a nice size campfire pit and picnic table at our site as well. The campsites on weekends get booked up months in advance and even on weekdays there are slim pickings for last minute camping adventures in the summer months. It's a very popular Wisconsin destination!