The secluded Rock Island is found a few miles north of Washington Island and requires two ferry rides to reach. No cars or bikes are allowed. Kayaks OK.Got it!
The island was originally inhabited by Native Americans and later European and Icelandic settlers. The latter established footpaths, buildings, a water tower, and the iconic Thordarson Boat House.Got it!
In addition to the Icelandic-style boat house and numerous stone structures, the island is home to the Pottawatomie Lighthouse, Wisconsin's oldest.Got it!
Explore all 906 acres to find abundant plant and animal life, cliffside views of the lake, untouched forest, mysterious rock carvings, a vintage 1940s lighthouse dwelling, and primitive lakeside campsites.Got it!
Rock Island State Park offers one-of-a-kind hiking, boating, paddling, fishing, and primitive backpack-camping experiences.Got it!
Birds, insects, hiking feet, and ferry sounds: the moment of arrival at Rock Island.