Door county boasts unbelievable beauty from every angle but no place highlights Wisconsin’s natural wonders better than Peninsula State Park. Famous for being the state’s most complete park, Peninsula State Park offers not just outdoor activities but an outdoor theater as well. Located in beautiful Fish Creek, admission stickers for out of state vehicles are $10 daily and $5 for one hour. State trail pass fees are $4 daily.
The spectacular scenery will immediately grab you once you enter Peninsula State Park. Rolling waves and towering bluffs make for truly magnificent vistas. Families with young children will like the American Folklore Theatre, which performs whimsical musical productions from June through July. They’ll also have fun on a guided tour of the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, which was built in 1868. Teens will enjoy kayaking in Nicolet Beach as well as a boat ride to Horse Shoe Island, the only island that’s part of Peninsula Park. Other activities include 20 miles of hiking trails, two bike routes an an 18-hole golf course. Campers should remember that Peninsula State Park is Wisconsin’s most popular camping destination and make reservations for one of the five campgrounds. The camp supplies a total of 468 family sites, of which 101 are electric and three group areas. The Camp Store at Nicolet Beach sells supplies and ice and the Snack Bar features pizza, burgers and ice cream. Camping fees are $14-$17 a night for non-residents. To grab a little more relaxation, stroll across the street to Homestead Suites, which provides close proximity to Fish Creek stores and restaurants.
Photo courtesy of Friends of Peninsula State Park