State parks prepare for another busy summer

Door County’s state parks are preparing to welcome you for what expects to be another busy season. The pandemic has set off record years for attendance at Wisconsin state parks, thanks to people wanting to get outside and explore. The reopening of Rock Island State Park, the new Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park, and Newport State Park’s International Dark Sky designation have only fueled the popularity of three of Door County’s selections. Park Superintendent Eric Hyde says final preparations are underway.

There are two things Hyde wants visitors to keep in mind this year. Road construction is expected to occur at Peninsula State Park in the late summer. There will be closures and detours throughout the park Monday-Thursday to get the work done but not interfere with the increased weekend traffic. The avian flu that has decimated domestic poultry flocks has also wreaked havoc on wild birds like seagulls, eagles, and ducks. Hyde reminds visitors to not feed the wildlife, especially in areas where birds congregate.


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