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Campground at Peninsula State Park
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Campground at Peninsula State Park
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a tent and we were very pleased with our stay. The campground was very quiet and overall very clean. The bathroom facilities were acceptable for being at a campground and actually had hot showers! We stayed in the Tennison Bay grounds and were near a kayak canoe launch. I would suggest buying firewood in town before entering the park as it is 6 per very small bundle. There is a ton to do in the park from hiking to biking to kayaking and swimming. The beach is beautiful and the trails are stunning. Eagle trail is one of the more difficult ones but worthwhile to check out. Definitely take the time to watch the sunset and enjoy all the outdoor activities this park has to offer!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed here 2 nights in tents. As soon as we pulled into the park, the views were amazing. The staff at the check-in station were very friendly and informative as this was my first time at the park.

As we setup camp on the Welckers Sites, we quickly had to find our OFF and turn on our Therma-Cells to keel the mosquitos away. Other then that, it was very quiet and peaceful.

We hit the beach both days, and was very clean. We did not take advantage of any rentals, but their were lots of options from canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, etc.

The showers were very clean, and had nice hot water. The restrooms were also very clean.

There are LOTS of hiking trails. However, as pesky as the mosquitos were setting up camp, the swarm in the woods along the trails, were horrible. I hiked 2.5 miles at record pace, as you couldn't stop to enjoy the trails, or you would get eaten alive (even with OFF, Long sleeves, Therma-Cell.) This was the only damper on the weekend.

Saturday night, rain came, which is a bummer camping, but we took advantage of some the bars & restaurants in Fish Creek and other neighboring cities.

We had a tee-time for Sunday morning, but due to "tennis elbow," I had to cancel. The good news was the clubhouse was understanding, and did not hold be to the stated 24-hour cancelation notice.

A very good weekend, minus the bugs. Kids were still in school, so it was surprisingly quiet and very relaxing! Can't wait to go back.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Camped in 33 ft. 5th wheel. Roomy, level sites with fire ring, picnic table and nice tent pad. Didn't use showers so can't review....rangers were helpful and accommodating on a busy afternoon. Let us switch our reservation to another site after explaining we could not use generator at nonelectric sites (the case with all Wi. state campgrounds we learned). Beautiful fall color with extensive bike paths. Would return.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We stayed here 2 nights in our 32' motorhome in July. The biking, hiking and scenery were amazing! However, the swimming "beach" was crowded and just didn't seem clean. We were relieved to have our own facilities as the public showers and toilets were pretty disgusting. We stayed at the Tennyson Bay camp. If we go again we would stay closer to the park entrance to be closer to town. Also, come well stocked as the camp store supplies are limited.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
3  Thank brifel28
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

We are car campers for the most part. We were camping at Peninsula State Park last year (South Nicolet Bay) and it has ruined camping for us anywhere else! It is just beautiful! The site is a bit small, and we were close to our neighbors. There is a quiet noise policy which can be hard.
(The year before we camped at Potawatomi State Park and it just doesn't compare to this place!) We have 3 daughters whose ages last summer were 10, 8 and 6 years old. The park is family friendly, clean and safe. People don't even lock their bikes! My husband and I rented bikes and brought our daughters bikes from Chicago. The rental place is expensive, but very convenient. The bike trails are hard, but we were able to ride them. The beach is small but nice. There are showers nearby.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

Lots of poison ivy and dirt at the campsites, so either you get full of dirt or you wander out of the tent area and risk getting into poison ivy. We had a quiet site at North Nicolet that we reserved in advance. Water is across the street at a pump. Toilets were at the boat dock and had no running water, so you need to bring a water jug. There was a firepit and picnic table at the site. We had to drive to get firewood. A bundle was $6 and will really only give you one short campfire. You can get it cheaper outside the park if you come up on 42 or 57, but it must be purchased within 25 miles.

Raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, etc. and they aren't afraid of you. Be vigilant about keeping food out of your tents and trash up high or in your vehicle.

The best part of camping here is that you have easy access to the lake and all the comforts. You can rent boats, eat a burger, shop at the store, or drive a few miles up the road to a restaurant. That is really handy if weather turns bad.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

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.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Fish Creek, WI
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Fish Creek
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Ranked #8 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Fish Creek
Number of rooms: 468
Also Known As:
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