Rock Island State Park Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Some claim that the best of the best tent camping is on Rock Island, famed as Wisconsin’s northeasternmost point. A tent-camping trip to this island park, located two ferry rides northeast of the tip of the Door Peninsula, may leave you nodding your head in agreement. Once the home of wealthy inventor Chester H. Thordarson, Rock Island comprises 900 acres of history and nature, where beaches, bluﬀs, and woodlands contrast with the relics of voyageurs, settlers, and parts of Thordarson’s estate.
The campground here lives up to its heady surroundings. Campers visiting here live on ferry time. Most who visit are at the mercy of the ferryboat schedule. Be sure to bring all your gear and food (there are no stores on the island) and come ready to walk because no cars are allowed. You will have to tote your gear anywhere from 200 yards to 0.5 mile. I recommend staying at least two nights, given all the eﬀort it takes to reach Rock Island."