Potawatomi State Park

Sturgeon Bay

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Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay’s shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means “keeper of the fire.” Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.

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Take State Highway 57 north. Drive about 37 miles to County Highway PD. Turn north on Highway PD and go about 2.4 miles to the park entrance.

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Environmental, Forest, Geology, Landscape, Nature, Outdoor, Recreation, State Park, Water

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