FISH CREEK — Help is on the the way for beleaguered park visitors who have been navigating potholes and deteriorating roadways through Peninsula State Park in Door County the past few years.

Construction is expected to begin Aug. 15, 2022 to repair roads throughout Peninsula State Park, the Wisconsin DNR announced.


Visitors may experience temporary road closures, flagged single lane traffic and detours through the remainder of 2022.

Beginning Aug. 15, contractor Northeast Asphalt will be setting up staging areas and signage and on Aug. 22, roadside tree removal will take place in preparation for the road improvements.

Shortly after, construction will begin on culvert replacements with asphalt milling, grading, paving and striping to follow.

While active construction is anticipated weekly from Monday-Thursday through October, roads will be in varying conditions Friday-Sunday for the duration of the construction project.

Roads affected include Shore Road from the Fish Creek entrance to the intersection of Bluff Road (2.7 miles) and Shore Road from the Golf Course/Ephraim entrance to the intersection of Bluff Road (2.5 miles).

No impacts are expected for camping, biking and other activities at the park but visitors may experience minor vehicle backups or delays as they navigate the park.

Learn more about the construction progress at Peninsula State Park here.



By Dan Plutchak

Editor and publisher of the Door County Shore Report