With two miles of frontage on Green Bay, Wisconsin, along with gently rolling hills and rugged limestone cliffs, Potawatomi State Park offers some truly impressive natural scenery. And with a pet-friendly campground and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, it's a park that's well worth visiting with your canine companion in tow.
Located just to the northwest of the city of Sturgeon Bay, this 1,200-acre park gets its name from the tribe that inhabited Green Bay’s shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. Backed by a pretty landscape that gently slopes upwards toward imposing limestone cliffs, the park offers a long list of things to see and do.
There are several hiking trails just waiting to be explored, and Potawatomi is home to the eastern trailhead of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. An eight-mile network of off-road bike trails traverses the park, while scenic picnic spots along the waterfront offer the ideal place for a relaxing lunch.
If you want to get out on the water, the park is a base for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and water skiing. There's a boat launch available, and canoe, kayak, and paddle boat rentals are offered. However, the rocky nature of the shoreline means there's no swimming area.
A daily vehicle admission sticker costs $8 for vehicles with Wisconsin plates or $11 for out-of-state visitors. Camping fees vary depending on the type of site you select.
Speaking of camping, the park's Daisy Field campground offers two loops and a total of 123 sites. Forty of those sites have electricity, and pets are more than welcome to camp with you.
Of course, you'll need to make sure that your pet is leashed and well-behaved, and that you clean up after your dog at all times. If you can do these simple tasks, there's nothing to stop you enjoying a camping getaway in this magnificent state park!