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Potawatomi State Park

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See the observation tower - even if you don't want to camp or hike - $5 admission for 1 hour

The Sturgeon Bay 2017 activity guide lists the observation tower at Potawatomi State Park as the #1... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Almost a secret gem

Peninsula gets all the rave reviews, most people forget or don't know about Potawatomi which is... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

The Sturgeon Bay 2017 activity guide lists the observation tower at Potawatomi State Park as the #1 place to take a selfie in Door County. I have no interest in selfies, but I enjoy a good scenic view and was not disappointed. The view from...More

Thank EngelkingCGMN
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Peninsula gets all the rave reviews, most people forget or don't know about Potawatomi which is ok. Yes, Peninsula is beautiful, but in Summertime you can't go anywhere without running into someone else. If you want to get away from the crowds and feel you...More

Thank volkswagendriver
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Going through these parks in March is not the best time of year to do so. But still great natural beauty. Good views of the lake. Road to tower was closed so hope to see that next time.

Thank Cosette10
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Just like cave point there are so many trails here! Nice place to get a good hike in! Great place to explore with family or spend quality time with a hubby or someone special! The tower here is phenomenal!

1  Thank melanie1423
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This park has several scenic view points (one having an observation tower you can climb about three stories). There is a boat launch, a large campground (with primitive and RV camps separated), and good hiking trails (including the Eastern terminus of the Ice Age trail).

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were vacationing nearby and wanted to visit this park. When we arrived we were asked if we wanted a 1 hour, 1 day or a yearly pass. After asking about the park the Ranger said we could certainly see all the high points in...More

Thank Cheese4ever
Reviewed 21 October 2016

In this park we had two goals: Explore a bit of the Ice Age Trail and climb the Potawatomi Tower. The trail was quite easy and we had some good exercise. By the way this trail goes through all of Wisconsin! However, the highlight here...More

1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Not as busy as Peninsula State Park. Stayed for 4 nights next to friends. We are tent campers. Only one shower/flush toilet facility for whole campground from what we experienced. Unless there's another hidden somewhere? Water in showers was warm enough, but the women's bathroom...More

Thank dddooper
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The colors on the published maps are somewhat faded and hard to differentiate one trail from the other on the map, but besides that, very well maintained and at least during the week not overly busy. We saw only three other parties during our 8...More

1  Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a very nice state park with beautiful views. They have a very nice 4 lane concrete boat launch, many picnic areas by the lake, and beautiful hiking/mountain biking trails. The park is getting a little dated but the shower house is still in...More

2  Thank Jim B
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Louise R
What are some of the highlights to this park? There's an Observation Tower and Old Ski Hill Overlook? Can we park by the Tower without hiking a few miles?
14 July 2016|
Response from SamsGrm | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can park right by the tower and then climb up it for great views. Beautiful shelter areas for picnics that overlook the lake (kids loved "skipping rocks" there, if you know what that means😀). Great biking park with... More