By Paul Schmitt
The future Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park received approval by the State Building Commission on Wednesday for the $2.07 million project. The new design of the 60-foot observation tower will include a 1,000-square foot deck at the top with an accessible ramp that will run 850 feet long with an additional observation deck of the ramp. Missy Vanlanduyt of Wisconsin State Parks describes the potential make-up of the structure.
Funds were raised for the new Eagle Tower through State and federal grants along with $750,000 by the Friends of Peninsula State Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned for later this fall with completion anticipated by next summer.