Visitors will be able to soar high above the trees at Peninsula State Park on Wednesday when Eagle Tower is officially reopened to the public.
The reopening was delayed from its original April 30th date due to construction delays. It has been five years since Eagle Tower was dismantled due to safety concerns with the old structure and six years since people were able to gaze upon Horseshoe Island from above. Not only will the new structure have a staircase, but also a 850-foot long pathway so those with physical challenges could also make the climb over 200 feet in the air. Friends of Peninsula State Park President Chris Holicek is happy the moment is finally here.
Park Superintendent Eric Hyde expects big crowds to the structure when Peninsula State Park guests will be able to take the stairs or the ramp to the top. Visitors should be advised that due to COVID-19 protocols, the top viewing platform has a capacity limit of just over 20 people. Eagle Tower cost over $3.4 million to build with over $750,000 coming from donations to the Friends of Peninsula State Park.