Spread across 3,776 acres on the shores of Green Bay, Peninsula State Park is the third-largest state park in Wisconsin. It's also wildly popular, offering pet-friendly camping along with easy access to a wide range of natural attractions and outdoor recreational activities.
With eight miles of beautiful Green Bay shoreline, the park is heaven on Earth for anyone who loves watersports. Fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming are all on offer, not to mention some spectacular water views from various vantage points throughout the park.
Some other park highlights include a historic lighthouse, six picnic areas, three playgrounds, and an 18-hole golf course. Hikers and bikers can explore a large network of trails, while winter visitors can go cross-country skiing or snowmobiling.
There are five separate campgrounds spread throughout Peninsula State Park. South Nicolet Bay Campground, located near the park's northern tip, features 143 sites. 54 of those sites come with electricity, while other features include showers, flush toilets, and a boat launch at nearby North Nicolet Bay.
Apart from the fact that it's pet-friendly, the best part about the South Nicolet Bay Campground is that it provides easy access to the only sand swimming beach in the park. Sand volleyball courts, a playground, a camp store, and boat and bike rentals are available in this area.
There's an $8 vehicle entrance fee for Wisconsin residents, but this increases to $11 for visitors from out-of-state.
If traveling with your pet, please take care to stick to all posted rules about dog-friendly areas. For example, while dogs aren't allowed on Nicolet Beach or in most picnic areas, they are allowed at The Pines picnic area near the Nicolet Beach parking lot. Your pooch will need to be leashed at all times and, as always, it's up to you to clean up after your pooch.
If you can follow these simple rules, there's nothing to stop you and your pet having a ball in this beautiful state park.