The construction of Eagle Tower has been pushed back slightly as bids continue to come in. Originally, construction on the tower was to start early in 2019, but with numerous bids from contractors, the DNR has pushed back several key dates a month or two to accommodate. Steve Strucely, the business manager for the Friends of Peninsula State Park, said the DNR will likely respond to bids around February, and construction will tentatively begin in either March or April.
Construction on the Eagle Tower is expected to be completed early this fall, as opposed to late summer like it was originally announced. The original Eagle Tower was a 75-foot observation tower, but was closed and taken down due to safety concerns. The new tower will feature a gently-sloping 850-foot access ramp that snakes through the canopy of the forest.