In addition to American Folklore Theatre, there's lots to do at Peninsula State Park! On a peninsula jutting into Green Bay waters, the 3,775 acres of forest include four campgrounds, bike trails, an observation tower, amphitheater, a 131-year-old lighthouse and an 18-hole golf course. Visitors explore bays fringed by sand and cobblestone. Islands and ships can be viewed from the bluffs. To reach the Park, call (920) 868-3258 or write P.O. Box 218, Fish Creek WI 54212-0218.
American Folklore Theatre — Campers at the park receive special discounts to all AFT summer shows. AFT discount cards are distributed upon check-in at the park office. Campers with the card pay only $4.00 for kids age 3 through 12, $7.00 for teens and $14.00 for adults (tax included). This discount is not available for Online Ticket Sales so please call the AFT office for tickets. We do allow well-behaved dogs on leashes to attend with their family at our Summer State Park Amphitheater Shows Only. We do ask that your party sits on an aisle off the the right or left side and closer to the back in case your furry friend starts "singing along" with the show and you need to make a quick exit so as not to disturb the other patrons. It is NOT necessary to have a State Park sticker to enter the park to see an AFT performance provided you enter the park no earlier than one hour prior to the performance. If you plan to spend extra time in the park prior to showtime, day park passes run $7 for WI state residents ($3 for WI state residents 65 years or older), and $10 for non-residents.
Bike Trails — Five-mile Sunset Bike Trail is part of the park's nine mile designated bike route. Eight miles of off-road (mountain bike) trails are available (trail pass required).
Eagle Tower — Seventy-five foot tower looms over 200 feet above the Green Bay waters. Offers extraordinary views of the park, Green Bay islands and Michigan shoreline.
Golf — The Park boasts an 18-hole course, one of the state's most beautiful. Meals, rental carts, golf supplies and golf instructions are available at the clubhouse. A driving range is located on Hwy. 42. The course is open daily early May to late October. Information regarding tee time reservations is available at the clubhouse. To reach the golf course, call (920) 854-5791 (May through October).
Hiking Trails — 20 miles of trails guide visitors into remote sections of the park.
Lighthouse Tours — Conducted by the Door County Historical Society from late May through the third week in October (fee extra)
Nature Center — White Cedar Nature Center, located at the west junction of Shore and Bluff Roads, is open to the public during summer and fall. It contains a variety of exhibits including a diorama that highlights park features. A labeled nature trail winds along the bluff just south of the building. For hours or additional information, call the Nature Center at (920) 854-5976.
Nature Program — Throughout the year, Peninsula offers a variety of hikes, children's programs and special events, all conducted by professional staff and trained volunteers. Check the park office, Nature Center and bulletin boards throughout the park for scheduled activities.
Overlooks — Breathtaking views of Green Bay and outlying islands can be seen from overlooks along Shore Road. Skyline Road routes visitors over the highest park terrain providing excellent elevated views.
Playground Equipment — Available near the Fish Creek picnic area, Nicolet Bay beach and Tennison Bay camp area.
Seasonal Events — Cherry and apple blossom time is typically about May 15 to 30. Cherry harvest is about July 15 to August 15.
Vita Course — A one-mile exercise circuit winding through a beautiful forest setting, the Vita Course is located near Nicolet Beach.
"One of the highlights of our visit was an hour-long
performance under the stars by the
American Folklore Theatre."
~ Family Fun Magazine