With one Door County state park trying to replace their famed tower, another one is moving ahead with their plans to rebuild their own. The wood on the Potawatomi State Park observation tower has decayed to the point that it cannot handle any load-bearing weight according to a study done by the Wisconsin DNR. They revealed those results in mid-February of this year. This is a very similar result as to what happened to the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park back in 2016. The original Eagle Tower was dismantled but the plan to rebuild it is moving on. Steve Strucely, the Business Manager for Friends of Peninsula State Park, says the DNR is currently waiting for contractors’ bids.
The Friends of Peninsula State Park donated $750,000 to the DNR at the end of last summer to rebuild Eagle Tower. Original plans expected the tower to be rebuilt by late summer 2019.