Friends of Potawatomi State Park, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose members volunteer their time and talents to aid in maintaining and improving Park programs and equipment. The major fundraiser for the group is the annual RunWild! event held on Saturday of Columbus Day week-end in October that attracts upwards of 500 runners.

Projects that the Friends Group have accomplished recently are:

  • Fully funding Park Naturalist.
  • Invasive species monitoring and control. Progress has been made in controlling garlic mustard, honeysuckle and phragmites.
  • Planting flowers in the campground and office flowerbeds.
  • Funding and support for naturalist programs and Park maintenance.
  • Resurfacing playground areas with wood fiber.
  • Funding a new playground digger.
  • Assisting Park staff in maintaining ski trails.
  • All accessible fishing pier (in conjunction with the DNR).
  • New picnic shelter addition.
  • New fire rings for campsites.
  • New benches for the amphitheater
  • X-C Ski trail grooming.



 5K & 1/4 marathon

Great news! We have reached our goals thanks to many great donors the all accessible fishing pier is complete and open!


Hike, run, camp,bike, swim, fish, boat, ski, snowshoe, relax....

Honor a loved one, purchase a park bench and help the Friends!.

Price is $500, limited locations each year. 

Contact us for more details.​  

Our main fundraiser, Run Wild is a beautiful run/walk through the park for all ages...even a kids Smokey Bear run.  Sat at 9:30 on Columbus Day week-end each year, Door County's oldest race is a must do for all.  All runners receive a long sleeved Run Wild commemorative T-Shirt, chance to win medals and fun prizes, and help to raise money for important projects at the park.  To sign up click HERE.  To become a sponsor of the race (logo on shirts, banner, race entries, & more) please contact