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Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands (FOPPI)

Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands (FOPPI)

PO Box 61
Washington Island, WI 54246

Parks & Nature Preserves, Activities-Group, Outdoor Activities, Tours, Educational, Family Friendly


The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands welcome you to come and walk on the wild side. Plum Island is home to a pair of nesting eagles, deer, mice, (harmless) snakes, a thriving little brown bat colony, and an abundance of bird life. On days that the US Fish & Wildlife or volunteers are on the island visitors can climb the rear range light and gaze out over Death's Door. The shipwreck, Grape Shot is located on the northern side of the island 100 feet from the shore in 10 feet of water and is a frequent spot for snorkelers. The island is open to the public from Memorial Day to Labor Day, daylight hours only. Pilot Island is set aside as a bird sanctuary where Pelicans, Cormorants, Gulls and other colonial birds nest. Pilot Island is not open to the public. The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands recently purchased the Shoreline Charters boat, thanks to a gracious offer by one of our members. She is docked at Kap's Marina on Washington Island and offers educational and historic tours around Plum and Pilot Islands as a charter service. Profits earned by this service help to fund our historic preservation projects.