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Rock Island State Park 'View from stairs at lighthouse' © PAULA MC CONNELL
Photo taken from the top of the steps leading down to the beach from the lighthouse. the water is crystal clear.
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East Wisconsin Waters Region
Rock Island State Park
ROCK ISLAND STATE PARK
ROCK ISLAND STATE PARK
1924 Indian Point Rd.
Washington Island, Wisconsin   54246

Phone: 920-847-2235
Reservations: 920-847-2235
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Rock Island State Park
'View from stairs at lighthouse'

Photo taken from the top of the steps leading down to the beach from the lighthouse. the water is crystal clear.

Rock Island State Park
'Rangers Residence'

Structure seen on route to the lighthouse. Built of dolomite cobble.

Take the ferry (Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day) to this primitive island off the tip of the Door County peninsula in Lake Michigan. Stone buildings, built by a wealthy inventor who owned the island between 1910 and 1945, house exhibits.

Cars and even bikes are not allowed on the 912-acre island, making for an experience unlike any other Wisconsin state park. There are 10 miles of hiking trails, including a one-mile interpretive trail, a naturalist program, and 5,000 feet of beach.

Rock Island has 40 campsites, all of which are reservable (exit DNR). Pit toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings are provided; there is drinking water near the dock and boathouse. Firewood is for sale at $5.50 a rick. There are no carts or equipment for hauling camper supplies and equipment.
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May 5 Amazing!
Makes you feel cut off from the rest of the modern world. Camping at its purest.


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Washington Island Camping Retreat
745 Eastside Road
Washington Island, WI
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Take Wisconsin Highway 42 to its end at Northport, the tip of the Door County peninsula. Take the Washington Island Ferry (exit DNR) to Washington Island. The ferry carries people, vehicles, bicycles, and freight. Take County Highway W to the opposite end of Washington Island. Leave your vehicle or bike there and take the passengers-only Rock Island Ferry to Rock Island. There are fees for both ferries.

Visitors may take their boats to Rock Island, but caution is urged since Lake Michigan and Green Bay can be hazardous due to reefs and storms. There is a fee for all boats mooring overnight at Rock Island:

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Rock Island State Park
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