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Peninsula State Park

9462 Shore Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212
No Email Address
4 Reviews
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Ok, it is a beautiful place, and there are a lot of things to do during the day in the park and surrounding area...but that is about all I can say good about this place. Unfortunately, the ownership seems to have decided to change things up, and is now taking a very rigid stance in enforcing stupid rules. If you enjoy the "quiet" peaceful setting (without normal conversation), then this is the place for you. There is a 24 hour quiet time rule enforced, and if a ranger walks by during the evening and can hear you from the drive (a few feet from your campfire and tent), then they will threaten to write you a $260 citation and possibly expell you from the park. For larger groups/families who have multiple sites, they will tell you that you must be back on your own registered site by 11 pm. In addition, the check-in workers are rude. The water provided turns to a dark yellow after it sits awhile. The bathrooms are very dirty. Also, they do not believe in cleaning up the many huge insects/spiders hanging all throughout the bathrooms. It is bittersweet that my family has been camping here for over 10 years, and have really enjoyed what this place has had to offer. We are not planning to return.

Received from Anonymous for visit in Sep 2011

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Stay Again? NO
Beautiful bike trails, hiking, fishing, boating and sand beach on Green Bay. The lovely tourist town of Fish Creek 1/2 mile from park entrance. Easy bike ride to town from campground. Very well maintained with large, wooded campsites. Plenty of activities in campground. Highly recommend.

Received from Anon for visit in Jun 2005

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
I had been avoiding my return to Peninsula State Park. My parents used to take us camping there frequently when I was a kid back in the 1970's. My father eventually stopped due to the Chicago traffic and the difficulty to get a campsite. He became turned off by the overcrowdedness. It has been over twenty years - It was time to return. I chose the weekend before Memorial Day because I knew it would be less crowded and I was able to get an electrical site, booking a couple months prior. The weather turned out to be perfect and the ride up from my little town of Oregon less than four hours. The memories came pouring back as we passed Sturgeon Bay and saw all the cherry trees in bloom. But I also saw quarter million dollar condo after condo engulfing the scenery. The sign at the entrance of Peninsula State Park said "Sites Available", even with Nicolet Bay and Welcker campgrounds still closed for the spring season. We set up camp at Tennison Bay site 406. A little too open for my liking, but not bad. The mosquito's were surprisingly fierce so we headed to Fish Creek for some bug spray. After a little shopping we decided to head north through Ephriam, Sister Bay and up to Gill's Rock for some sightseeing. The most striking difference, other than the money that has poured into real estate, was how far the lake has receded. Piers are standing dry everywhere. We ended up having way too much fun, shopping and eating ice cream in Fish Creek, skipping rocks in the bay, and biking on the many trails within the park. It is a bicyclists dream! I went in this trip with a tainted attitude, but came back remembering why it is the nicest park in the Wisconsin State Park system! BEST SITES: 422, 424, 426, 428 (these are in the tall pines)

Received from Randy for visit in May 2001

Site Number: 406
Stay Again? YES
I am very familiar with Peninsula and in partcular with the electric sites. Welckers doesn't have any electric sites and is very wooded, will be a challenge for a 32ft fifth wheel. Woberg is very small but any site will work. It is far away from most of the park activity though. Nicolet Bay, any electric site will do since that area is more open than the rest of the campground. There are non-electric areas where your rig may be a challenge. You shouldn't have a problem with any of the non-electric even numbered sites 700-750. These are all pretty big and deep. I'm sure there are others that are acceptable but I'm not that familiar with the Nicolet Bay non electric sites. Tennison Bay. Most electric sites are fine except 340 and pine area sites, even numbered sites 426-436. For non-electrics, as a general rule stay out of the Pine area 429-499. This area was once a pine plantation with narrow roads and lots of tree trunks, trouble for big rigs.

Received from Dave K for visit in 2005

Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES

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