\"Wisconsin's most complete park,\" Peninsula offers more than eight miles of Door County shoreline, ... More
Peninsula State Park
\"Wisconsin's most complete park,\" Peninsula offers more than eight miles of Door County shoreline, ove 450 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, a sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and more. Peninsula's bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.
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 how things are run, and is 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 overnight. The bathrooms are nasty beyond measure. They do not believe in cleaning up all the huge insects and 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.
I it were possible to give 1/2 a star, I would. Most unfortunately, this park must be under new management. Our group of 3 'mature' families have visited annually for many years now to camp over Labor Day weekend. The heads of the families are all over 50 years old with no small children. We were literally harassed every night by Rangers demanding total quiet or we would be issued huge fines and/or expulsion from the park. Needless to say, this cast an annoying cloud over the weekend and ruined any fun we may have had in the evening. Rangers actually came into our sites at 7 P.M. dinner time to warn us repeatedly. We were told "if you can be heard from the road (5-6 feet from your tents), you are too loud. The "Quiet Time" in this park is 24 hours long!! Posted everywhere! Most camp sites post 10:00 P.M. Quiet Time. Another thought we had was our Illinois license plates. I will let you all think about that one. So if you camp to read books in the evening or play chess, by all means check out Peninsula State Park. But if you like a bon fire with family members telling stories filled with laughter, maybe a game of Pictionary, definitely stay out of this park with their nasty rules and rangers.
Our group of six friends usually vacation together. The normal trip would be to Vegas, or Florida. We all loved Door County so much, and the camping at Peninsula State Park was so much fun. The beach and hiking trails, to the theater and local resteraunts, there was definately something for all of us to enjoy. We loved it so much that this is now the third year in a row we plan to camp at the park. See you in July!
Peninsula State Park is great IF you like being treated like garbage by those who work in the stores and shops. We went in August last year and it definetely was NOT worth the 3 hour drive to get there! It is a tourist community and all who we encountered treated us rudely. They had the air about them as if WE should feel honored to be in THEIR presence! They were rude and even the people camping did not want to associate with anyone else or strike up a conversation. (where do all those kind of campers come from? Certainly not my neck of the woods!) The camping at Peninsula State Park is not at all like the reviews I've read. This is NOT camping, unless you like to camp in a campground where everyone can see everyone! Yes, the view of Green Bay was pretty to see and yes, the biking was also okay, but the overall experience was disappointing and we will not go back to camp. If you want to go shopping and feel like you are in a buzz of people everywhere you go, and to be treated like they are above you, and if you enjoy forking out hundreds of dollars, then Peninsula State Park is the place for YOU!
We had our wedding by the lighthouse over Memorial Day Weekend. It was the most beautiful experience! The lilac's were in full bloom. The whole area is so well manicured and the view is spectacular. We would recommend it to all as a romantic place for a wedding, renewing of vows, or marriage proposal. Plus, the whole park itself is great.
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