By Terry Kovarik
Two popular state parks in Door County remain popular destinations for campers although camping registrations were down slightly. Potawatomi State Park near Sturgeon Bay reports about 193,000 visitors overall from January through September 2018. That’s just below the 202,000 visitors for the same period in 2017. While camping fees increased, Park Superintendent Erin Brown-Stender believes the decrease in camper visits is due more to a combination of timing and weather during peak uses.
Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek reports that overall visitor traffic, including campers, is on track to match the 1.3-million people from January through December of 2017. Park Superintendent Brian Markowski says special events helped keep visitor traffic steady.
Visitor traffic is expected to be strong for special fall events like this Saturday’s Run Wild trail races at Potawatomi State Park.