By Paul Schmitt
The second historical Door County observation tower in two years will be coming down. The Potawatomi State Park tower will be closed and dismantled immediately. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that the 75-foot observation tower had been found to have significant structural wood deterioration after a review by the Forest Products Lab. Missy Vanlanduyt of the Wisconsin DNR says new lookout opportunities will be explored throughout the park including the old ski hill.
The Potawatomi Tower was built in 1931 and will be dismantled immediately with no plans to replace it at this time. Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Tower was taken down in 2016 with a plan for a new tower to be erected by 2019.