Potawatomi State Park RV & Campground Guide


Potawatomi State Park is a great place for anglers to travel to in an RV as it is a great place to enjoy other water activities. The park is located off of the shores of Sturgeon Bay, so at this location, you will find some breathtaking views of Sawyer Harbor. Potawatomi State Park is northwest of the city of Sturgeon Bay and southeast of the town of Idlewild. There are 1,200 acres of rolling hills, steep cliffs, and sandy shorelines to explore in the park throughout the year.

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Spring 38-62 F
Summer 70-85 F
Fall 43-68 F
Winter 25-36 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Potawatomi State Park

When you visit Potawatomi State Park, traveling in an Rv will provide you with a good home base to sleep in and prepare for the day. If you don’t own an RV, consider renting one from RVshare

Tranquil Timbers Camping Resort

Tranquil Timbers Camping Resort has 276 campsites that can accommodate most RV sizes. It is located on the shore, so guests can enjoy fishing and boating in the bay. The campground goes above and beyond to plan activities for everyone to enjoy, including bingo and live entertainment.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes 

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes 

  • Other amenities: A swimming pool, mini-golf, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, trails, and a playground

Door County Jellystone Park

Door County Jellystone Park is a great campground to consider for anyone traveling with kids. They have planned activities for all ages to enjoy, and they even have a jumping pad and a barrel train.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Swimming pools, horseshoes, a theater, ranger-led activities, a game room, and playgrounds

Harbour Village Campground

Harbour Village Campground is a campground that is about 300 acres, and it has more than 100 sites that you can stay at. There are planned activities that are designed to match the theme of the weekend. Glo-rides, water wars, and murder mysteries are some of the themed activities that can be enjoyed.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: A fishing pond, an RC track, nature trails, playgrounds, a jumping pillow, swimming pools, water slides, and a swimming beach

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What to Do at
Potawatomi State Park

Inside Potawatomi State Park

Potawatomi State Park is a great place to go hiking because there are 9 miles of trails to explore. There are also trails that can be used for biking, skiing, and snowmobiling. In the winter, there is even a big snow hill for the kids to enjoy. When the weather is warmer, boating is an activity that is often enjoyed. There is also a fishing pier and a swimming beach to make the most of your time at Sturgeon Bay. 

Outside Potawatomi State Park

Outside of hiking and exploring the park, you will find several activities nearby to enjoy. There are also great seafood restaurants in this area of Wisconsin, so if you like seafood, take advantage of the opportunity. Don't miss the Friday night fish fry that most restaurants have; it's a Wisconsin tradition. 


Johnny G's Fishing Hole

Johnny G's Fishing Hole is a great place to enjoy some seafood. They have a Friday night fish fry where you can get shrimp, cod, perch, and more. Start with the seafood chowder – it's to die for. They also have a kids menu that picky little ones will enjoy. 

Type: Seafood

Location: 6962 Co Rd M, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Waterfront Mary’s

Waterfront Mary’s is a fun place to eat dinner on the water. They have live music up three days a week that you can enjoy. They also have deck seating that overlooks Sturgeon Bay.

Type: American

Location: 3662 N Duluth Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Sonny’s Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria

Sonny’s Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria was opened over 20 years ago. You can get quick pizza or calzones that the kids will love. They even have tiramisu, cannolis, and cheesecake for dessert.

Type: Pizzeria, Italian

Location: 129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

El Sazon Mexican Restaurant

If you like authentic Mexican food, then El Sazon Mexican Restaurant is a great place to try. Their taco salad fajitas are a local favorite. If you don't want a big meal, they also have an a la carte menu where you can get tacos, nachos, or a small plate.

Type: Mexican

Location: 3847, 1449 Green Bay Rd, Ste 2, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


When you are traveling with kids, a fast food place like McDonald’s is ideal. You can get food quickly at the restaurant if you are in a rush. They even have milkshakes, apple pies, ice cream, and cookies for dessert.

Type: Fast Food

Location: 1132 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


True Value Door County

True Value Door County is a place where you can stock up on camping supplies that you will need during your trip. They have outdoor furniture that you can use around the campsite at night. They also have tools and cleaning supplies that you may need.

Location: 317 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Bay Shore Outfitters

Bay Shore Outfitters is a great place to find camping and outdoor gear. You can purchase a hammock to relax at the campsite. They also have bike and kayak rentals that will be convenient to use while you are visiting Potawatomi State Park.

Location: 59 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware is a family-owned business that has been in operation since 1939. You can find tools at the store to make repairs that you may need. They even cut keys, so you can have additional keys made for your RV while you are on vacation.

Location: 321 Jefferson St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Target is a department store that is fairly low-cost. They have clothing in case you forgot something like socks or a swimming suit. They also have games that you can purchase to play in your RV at night.

Location: 410 S Ashland Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Walgreens is a pharmacy where you can get medicine. It can be a great store to have nearby if someone gets injured so that you can get bandages and something to clean the wound. You can also get toiletries at this location.

Location: 808 S Duluth Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Potawatomi Tower

The Potawatomi Tower is an observation tower on the edge of Potawatomi State Park. The tower is 75 feet tall. From the top of the tower, you can see a panoramic view of the bay below.

Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

The Fiddler’s Farm

The Fiddler’s Farm is a family venue that has live music. They play a variety of music in a barn that is over 100 years old. They also provide music lessons and horseback riding lessons at this location.

Location: 6951 County C, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Door County Maritime Museum

The Door County Maritime Museum is where you can learn about the history of the Great Lakes. The exhibits will show more about the ships that were seen in the bay in the past. There is a 40-minute tour where you can see a restored tugboat, and there is also a boat building class that visitors can take.

Location: 120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Miller Art Museum

The Miller Art Museum is located on Sturgeon Bay and was founded in 1975. There are fine art exhibits, both historic and contemporary, that can be seen year-round. The second floor has a Gerhard C.F. Miller wing that celebrates the life and work of the Door County artist.

Location: 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Heritage Village at Big Creek

Heritage Village at Big Creek is a historical society that is located in Door County. The facility will provide you with information about the history of the area. There are also self-guided tours that allow you to explore the buildings more thoroughly.

Location: 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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How to Get to
Potawatomi State Park

From Green Bay, take WI-57 North for about 37 miles until you reach CH-PD (County Highway PD). Turn north on CH-PD, and in about 2.5 miles, you will see the park entrance.

Entering Potawatomi State Park

Potawatomi State Park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. A Wisconsin state park admission sticker is required for entry into the park.

Potawatomi State Park Per out-of-state vehicle (1-4 adults) : $11.0

Potawatomi State Park Per in-state vehicle (1-4 adults) : $8.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Potawatomi State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Potawatomi State Park?

Summer is the best time to plan a tour of Potawatomi State Park. This time of the year has favorable weather conditions ideal for hiking, biking, swimming, picnicking, and camping.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Potawatomi State Park?

This park offers memorable wildlife viewing opportunities since it is home to raccoons, foxes, white-tailed deer, and squirrels. You can find many fish species on Sturgeon Bay, including northern pikes, rainbow trout, and walleyes.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Potawatomi State Park and what is the cost?

Reserving a camping spot at Potawatomi State Park is not a necessity. However, booking a site in advance is critical to finding good camps with water, sewer, electricity, and other useful amenities. The cost of reserving space is variable.

Are pets allowed at Potawatomi State Park?

Guests can tag along with their pets when they visit this park. Nonetheless, the dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. They must behave well and be attended to throughout the stay.

Is Potawatomi State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Potawatomi State Park is accessible to disabled individuals. The park has accessible parking areas, spacious restrooms, support rails, and wheelchair-accessible paths. Ramps are also available at all building entrances and exits.