Details for Rock Island State Park Dock
Name

Rock Island State Park Dock
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.8 stars from 5 reviews

Address 1924 Indian Point Rd
Washington Island, WI 54246

Phone920-847-2235

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - YES
Other info: State run Dock that is shared with the Ferry. No amenities - no fuel, no power, no water hookup. Room for a couple of boats on a first come first served basis. Use extreme caution in any type of wind or chop as there is little protection.

VHF channel



Web sitednr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/rockisland

Email contact

randall.holm@wisconsin.gov

Owner, manager

Kirby Foss, Park Manager

Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info

Cash or check only. No credit cards accepted.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Unknown

Additional info:

Approach

The approach is deep until you reach the dock. Stay within 25' of the end of the dock as it is very shallow to the Southeast. In low water years there is 7'-9' depth at the end but it shallows to the Northeast end of the dock. Large fenders or a significant fenderboard are suggested since this is a commercial dock with a large overhanging timber at the top.

Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Dock is shared with the ferry. Rangers will assist in placement.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 2
Total: 2
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2012-02-28)

Other price info: Day use is free of charge.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - There is drinking water near the dock and boathouse.

Dinghy access

Yes

Liveaboard info

No

FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service

No

Pump out



Ice

No

Trash

Yes - Trash and recycling available at the dock.

Showers

No

Heads

Yes - Now has flush toliets.

Laundry

No

Grocery

No

Hardware

No

Restaurants

No

Bars

No

Hotels or motels

No

Repair capabilities

No

Haul out capabilities

No

Storage facilities

No

Fishing supplies

No

Chartering capabilities

No

Internet access



Boat ramp availability



Transportation

Yes - Ferry

Other services



Attractions

There are 10 miles of hiking trails, including a one-mile interpretive trail, a naturalist program, and 5,000 feet of beach.

Reviews for Rock Island State Park Dock
Hiking to the lighthouse and the docent tour was fabulous, 2016-08-02
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2709)

We tried to anchor south of the dock because the dock was full, but it was a completely rock-covered bottom as far as we could tell. A space opened up and we quickly tied up for 3 hours to explore the Viking Boat House and hike to the Lighthouse for a fabulous tour by a well-informed docent. This was a great stop!



We love this spot, 2013-06-22
Captain: , Sturgeon Bay, WI (287)

It is as quaint as it gets in the upper Lakes. The entrance is tricky, as stated by others but once you are inside the wall you have 6 feet of water. Google "Chester Thordarson" before you go if you are a student of history. Truly a wonderful spot. Beware... the swallows nest in the boat house and have nasty habit of pooping all over the unsupecting boaters. Go after Labor Day and swallows are gone.



Rock Island Dock, 2012-08-10
Captain: , escanaba, mi (283)

Beautiful area for day or two, Watch out for the rocks on the Starboard side as you enter. The rocks come up quickly as you enter. Not alot of room but we had a 27 and 35' sail boat on the end and a 32' powerboat on the short side of the L dock and still had room for a small power boat to get in. Free dockage during the day and we had a fishing boat come in at dark and got away with free dockage as he left at first light. Great island to explore with lots of history. There is a anchorage area SSE of the dock and they said the bottom was sand. Going to try that next time. Just watch the weather as it can get rough in corner of the bay.



Rock Island Ferry dock Jackson Harbor, 2011-03-09
Captain: , Macataw, MI (435)

I enjoy the small fishing docks next to the Washington island departure point for the ferry. I draw 6' so it is a challenge but i line myself up with the ferry dock as i round the last can and proceed slowly. We used to be able to buy fresh whitefish from the commercial fishing fleet but not much of that left.



Rock Island State Park, 2010-09-17
Captain: , Holland, MI (117)

This was a fun place for us to spend the night.
You must use caution as the dock is not very well protected and have plans on vacating in an emergency should the conditions deteriorate. In a calm it is fine. 8%u2019 of depth is available but watch out for the rocks that guard the entrance. The Boat House is very unique and was built by a wealthy business man/inventor from Chicago in the mid 1920%u2019s. If you can fit inside the boathouse you are welcome to tie up inside, but watch out for the bird droppings. The island is full of early Door County History. Hiking trails abound. Don%u2019t forget to tour the Pottawatomi Light House. The oldest Light Station in Door County and one of the oldest Lights on Lake Michigan. If you like remote wilderness areas, this is it. Only access is by ferry or private boat.



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