Potawatomi State Park
Straddling the shoreline bluffs along the bay, Potawatomi State Park offers two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline dotted with granite boulders. The rocky bluffs and shorelines and deep, lush forests provide habitat for numerous species of native flora and fauna. Bird watchers and nature enthusiasts will find 9 miles of hiking trails that access this 1,225-acre property. Bicycles can be rented from the park, or bring your kayak for an enjoyable day on the waters of Lake Michigan. A 75-foot observation tower delivers spectacular views – all the way to Chambers Island, some 20 miles to the northeast. People with disabilities can rent a cabin in the park. There are 123 family campsites as well.
Directions: From Hwy 57-42 south of Sturgeon Bay, turn north on Cty PD 2.5 miles to the park entrance.
Gazetteer: Page 69, B-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 62, B-3 (10th edition).
Web site: WDNR Potawatomi State Park
Signature species: Bald Eagle, Osprey, Scarlet Tanager, and Common Goldeneye.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Nearest food & lodging: Sturgeon Bay.
Fee: State Park fees apply.