Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
Backcountry camping
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Potawatomi State Park is one of five state parks in Door County. It is a 1200-acre park located on the shores of Sturgeon Bay. The park is named for a native American tribe that inhabited the area. The tribe was called Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Recreational activities enjoyed by visitors include picnicking, camping, hiking, bicycling, water sports, and fishing.

With over two miles of shoreline, Potawatomi State Park makes a great basecamp for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and water skiing. The park has a sheltered boat launch with a large parking area for vehicles with boat trailers. There is a fish cleaning station near the boat launch. The park offers canoes, kayaks and paddle boats for rent. Due to the rocky shoreline, there is no swimming beach.

The drive-in Daisy Field Campground has 123 campsites, 40 of those have electric hookups. Two of the campsites are handicap accessible. There are also four group sites and an accessible cabin available. The campground has showers and a dump station that are open during the warm months

There are over 9 miles of hiking trails in the park and around eight miles of trails for mountain biking. During the winter visitors can enjoy 8.5 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Most of the cross-country ski trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Winter hikers and snowshoers are welcome in most areas of the park; except for groomed ski trails. Potawatomi State Park has about 8 miles of snowmobile trails; these trails connect to the Door County snowmobile trail system.

The park is open year-round. A fee is required to enter the park. A Wisconsin state park day use or annual permit can be purchased at the Park Office. Dogs are allowed in all areas of the park, except for in buildings, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Dogs must when kept on a leash 8 feet long or shorter. A link to the Wisconsin DNR website for Potawatomi State Park can be found here.


Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

State Park Day-Use Fee

Open Year-round



Access to Sturgeon Bay. Not as busy as other Door County state parks.


Bugs can be bothersome at times.


ADA accessible
Vault toilet
General store
Boat ramp(s)
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Rental facilities
Dump stations
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Potable water


Nearby Lodging + Camping

Potawatomi State Park, Wisconsin


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