Things to Know

Stepping through the door of Eagle Bluff Light Station is stepping back in history…and appropriate for the entire family. The lighthouse is located in one of Wisconsin’s most beautiful state parks, so there are some special guidelines that will assist you in planning your visit. Please call (920) 421-3637 to check on availability of tour times on given day. For group tour arrangements call (920) 421-3636.

1. Admission to the park…

A daily Wisconsin State Park admission sticker is required for visiting the light station by a motorized vehicle. If your vehicle does not display a current admission sticker, it may be issued a ticket. We strongly recommend that visitors purchase the day sticker to allow enough time for a pleasurable experience. There is so much to see and do in Peninsula State Park.

2. What to do with your trash…

Wisconsin State Parks have a policy of “carry in, carry out,” of your trash and garbage, that is! You are more than welcome to picnic in the lighthouse yard, but you will need to take away your own trash. Let’s keep our parks lovely to look at!

3. Restroom facilities…

Vault toilet facilities are located adjacent to the light station parking lot. Remember, you are in a state park. Need we say more?!

4. Quench your thirst…

If you forgot to bring your water bottle, don’t fret! Bottled water is available for purchase in the light station museum shop during regular visiting hours.

5. Safety first…

For your own safety and the protection of our history, please do not climb on the old stone-wall located at Eagle Bluff. Constructed of local glacial rock, the stone-wall (circa 1870s) was restored in 2012. Yes, it is sturdy, but the issue is safety. The sloping bluff beyond the wall is a sheer 33 foot drop to the water below. We strongly advise you do not climb or set your children on the wall or venture beyond.

6. Itch, itch, itch…

Poison ivy grows abundantly in the areas surrounding the lighthouse grounds. For your own health, and to prevent a visit to one of our local health service facilities, please stay on marked trails. You will be all the happier for it!

7. Traveling with your furry friend…

Your furry friend—most likely a dog, although we have had an occasional cat—is always welcome on the light station grounds, but State Park policy governs our light station yard. So please have your pet on a leash no longer than 8-feet. We can assume the light station keeper and his family had a dog or two, but today State Park policy does not allow for animals in the light station with the exception of working or in-training service animals assisting persons with disabilities. Oh, and don’t forget a bag for your pet’s waste. Remember, we share the park!

8. Welcome bike-riders…

Riding a bike through Peninsula State Park is a joy, and the designated bike trail meanders alongside the light station. We invite you to park your bike in the designated areas and take a break with a visit to the light station. Bike racks are located adjacent to the light station parking area. Please do not ride or park your bike in the light station yard. For the safety of our visitors, biking through the yard is prohibited.