UPDATE — The Wisconsin DNR today said that the planned opening of the new Eagle Tower and ramp has been postponed due to construction delays. A new opening day has not yet been set.
FISH CREEK — The Friends of Peninsula State Park announced this week that the new Eagle Tower and ramp will be open to the public on April 30.
There will be posted guidance, such as 6-foot spacing and wearing masks if unable to keep distance from others, and a capacity limit.
The DNR is easing numerous restrictions at the end of the month after a year of concern over COVID-19.
Parking may be limited on weekends so visitors should try to avoid busy times, and consider car pooling or hiking in from other parking areas. A permanent kiosk and interpretive signage will be coming in the next few months, too.
The new tower is 60 feet tall, compared to 75 feet for the old tower. The ramp meets ADA guidelines with a rise of 1 foot per 12 feet of length. There are also level sections every 30 feet.
Due to the difference in height, the view from the new tower is close to what it once was, but not identical to the view from the original tower.
While construction may be finished on the tower and ramp, the DNR asks that you do not climb the tower or enter the ramp until they are fully open to the public.
For more information on the new Eagle Tower and ramp or to keep up to date on how the Friends of Peninsula State Park are supporting Peninsula State park, view their Facebook page HERE.