Take a Trek to the Top
Door County is pleasantly void of skyscrapers—but that doesn’t mean you can't take in the view. Several lookout towers provide expansive, panoramic views of the vibrant blues and greens that encapsulate the beauty of the peninsula and islands and allow you to truly take it all in.
Open Lookout Towers
Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek
Eagle Tower is Peninsula State Park's newly constructed and fully ADA-accessible lookout tower. Visitors can ascend the tower via 95 stairs or an 850-foot elevated boardwalk ramp that winds through the forest, has multiple places to stop and take in the view, and ends with panoramic views of the coast.
Towers Re-Opening Soon
Mountain Park Lookout Tower (closed)
As of spring 2022, the tower is closed for repairs. In November 2021, residents voted to raise funds to repair it, so the tower will re-open again in a future year. Atop this Washington Island tower, visitors can look out over the northeast corner of the island and see Rock Island State Park in the distance and the beginning of the Grand Traverse Islands, which stretches all the way up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Potawatomi Tower (closed)
Potawatomi State Park, Sturgeon Bay
Potawatomi Tower is listed on the state and national registry as the first observation tower built in the Wisconsin State Park system and as the prototype for all other observation towers built in the park system.
As of April 2018, Potawatomi Tower is closed due to deferred maintenance. Contact Sturgeon Bay Historical Society to find out how you can help preserve and re-open this historic tower for future generations to come.