Rock Island State Park Campground

Washington Island, Wisconsin 54246

Rock Island State Park Campground

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."

Rock Island State Park Campground Trip Reports

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6/16/2008
Great trails and camping.Beautiful views with lake Michigan on one side and Green Bay on the other.It takes 2 ferries to get to Rock Island State Park but it's well worth it.This year will be our 4 th time back and we can't wait. If you are planing on camping it's a good idea to bring a small cart or wagon to put your gear in.The sites are spread apart and are some distance from the dock.There is a light house on the Island that is open for free tours it's the oldest in WI. There is also a boathouse(that has some baord games and displays history about the island) There is also some old cemetaries to discover too.If you have a telescope bring it cause the skies are breathtaking on a clear night.So come and leave your cares at home and relax on the 912 acre island of paradise,you won't want to leave it's so peaceful.Rock Island State Park is a must see and do experience.You won't be disappointed.
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Trail Information

Washington Island
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
35
Campsites
Year-round
Season
Fishing, Hiking
Additional Use
Views
Features
920-847-2235, dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/rockisland; reservations 888-WI-PARKS, reserveamerica.com
Local Contacts
$12-$25
Fees per Night
Pit toilets, water spigots.
Facilities

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