Marsh Tower Project
In 2006, Friends of the Sheboygan Marsh had a vision to construct the tallest wooden observation tower in the State of Wisconsin. Before construction began, they were still short $130,000 to reach their fundraising goal. However, Jos. Schmitt & Sons arranged for the Friends of the Sheboygan Marsh to finish paying for the project as donations were received.
In 2009, Jos. Schmitt & Sons turned their vision into a reality when they completed the Sheboygan Marsh Tower. By 2010 the tower was completely paid for.
The Sheboygan Marsh Observation Tower is located at the Broughton Sheboygan Marsh Park. The park is a 30-acre, four season park with campsites, picnic areas, fishing, rowboat/canoe rentals, playground, full menu restaurant and access to the Sheboygan County snowmobile trail system. The 80-ft tower allows visitors to not only overlook the park, but also the 13,000-acre Wildlife Area, the Sheboygan County Marsh.
The tower is the tallest in the state and allows visitors to overlook the landscape, waterways and experience the wildlife at another level not usually viewed.
The top of the tower there is a webcam (and can be viewed at 3 Guys and A Grill restaurant) to allow visitors who may not to be able to make it to the top of the tower, to view the scene and observe what it looks like from the top.