If you want to know everything there is to know about camping at the beautiful Peninsula State Park you have come to the right place! Considered to be one of Wisconsin’s complete parks, Peninsula State Park offers a multitude of amenities within its 3,776 acres. Keep reading on to see why you must visit this breathtaking camping location.
What To Expect At Peninsula State Park
Located off of Highway 42 in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, Peninsula State Park greets you with sandy beaches, high bluffs, and multiple trails to explore the nature around you. With 5 separate campgrounds and over 400 sites, Peninsula State Park is a popular camping destination. This serene location brings you more in touch with nature and leaves you with a calm peace of mind only nature can provide. Some fees may be collected when entering the state park.
Peninsula State Park offers five separate camping locations. Reservations are required for all campsites, you can reserve online or by phone at (920) 868-3258 between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM.
North Nicolette Bay Campground
This campground offers 44 reservable campsites. At North Nicolette Bay you are in constant view of the water and are a short walking distance away from Nicolette Beach. These campsites do not offer any power hookups and are reserved for tent camping mostly. Showers, restrooms, and drinking water are all within the campground. Parking is directly in front of the campground and has an attached boat launching site and a pier perfect for fishing. Reservations are required.
South Nicolette Bay Campground
At South Nicolette Bay Campground there are 143 campsites 54 of them having power hookups and 2 that are handicap accessible. Just south of Nicolette Bay Beach you are walking distance away from the water. This campsite has two separate restroom locations with showers. Attached to the campsite are the Minnehaha and Long Pine hiking trails, so if you are looking to spend your time hiking through the trails this is the perfect location for you. Reservations are required.
Tennison Bay Campground
With 188 sites, 97 with power hookups, and 2 handicap accessible campsites Tennison Bay Campground is another large campground. Perfect location if you are wanting to fill your stay with canoeing, kayaking, or biking since the canoe and kayak launch is steps away. Located around the campgrounds are multiple restrooms with showers and drinking water locations. This campground is not secluded but is close to parks, the nature center, and the main road. Reservations are required.
Weborg Point Campground
With only 12 camping sites the Weborg Point Campground is the smallest of the 5 and sits on a small point of land surrounded by the Green Bay waters. All sites have power hookups and there is one restroom location with showers. A small picnic shelter is steps away to enjoy your meals overlooking the bay next to a large fishing pier. This campsite is the starting point of the Hemlock Trail so you can get to exploring right away. Reservations are required.
Welcker’s Point Campground
With 81 campsites, multiple restrooms with showers, drinking water locations, and picnic areas Welcker’s Point is a great campground for the entire family. There are no power hookups in this campground. You are within walking distance of Nicolette Bay Beach and Nicolette Bay walking trail. Reservations are required.
At Peninsula State Park there are 3 group campsites, Lakeshore, Orchard, and Meadow. These sites offer no power hookups and are reserved for tent camping only. Between the 3 there is an area with vault toilets only. Motor vehicles are only allowed in the parking lot and can be used throughout the day as base operations but no overnight sleeping is allowed in the motor vehicles at the group camp. Reservations are required.
Things To Do At The Park
Nicolette Bay Camp Store is located at Nicolette Bay Beach and seasonally rent canoes, kayaks, bikes, and tagalongs.
Surrounded by Lake Michigan there are ample opportunities to be on or in the water, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are all things to do at the park.
Hiking And Biking
Peninsula State Park has over 20 miles of serene hiking trails to explore. Bring or rent a bike for another 20 miles of biking trails. Sunset Bike Route is fine gravel approximately 9 miles, whereas in the interior of the park an off-road bike trail takes you on a 12-mile unpaved rugged experience.
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse
Built back in 1868 and restored in 1964 this lighthouse still guides vessels through the Strawberry Canal today. Group tours can be scheduled in advance by calling (920)421-3636.
With breathtaking views, Svens Bluff is a must-visit when camping at Peninsula State Park. Hike through the rolling terrains of Skyline Trail or visit by vehicle, either way, you will want to see this beautiful site.
Perched 253 feet above Green Bay sits Eagle Tower, an observation deck with 100 steps to climb or a winding 850-foot accessible ramp that brings you through the trees and right to the top.
Located inside Penisula State Park is an 18-Hole golf course fitted with a driving range and a clubhouse that serves breakfast and lunch.
Peninsula State Park gives habitat to over 125 different species of birds alone! You may come close to deer, raccoons, chipmunks, rabbits, squirrels, coyotes, foxes, and all the underwater creatures.
At the park, you will experience all types of nature, from the bluffs to the coastal wetlands, forests, and meadows.
Peninsula State Park comes highly rated amongst other campers and hikers alike. With over 3,500 reviews and a 4.8 rating. Being a highly popular state park if you are looking for exclusion this may not be the destination for you. Some less positive reviews mention overcrowding, campsites being too close together, and restrooms that need attention.
With this Peninsula State Park Camping Guide you will know exactly what to expect when visiting the park. With all of the activities either on water or land, there is so much to be enjoyed. Have you ever visited Peninsula State Park? What exciting adventure are you planning? We would love to hear more in the comments below!
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