Rock Island State Park

Take the ferry Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day and enjoy a tour of the Pottawatomie Lighthouse (tours 10am-4pm) This primitive Lake Michigan Island boasts stone buildings built by a wealthy inventor who owned the island between 1910 and 1945, house exhibits. Primitive, walk-in camping - no wheeled vehicles.

Hours of Operation

Accessible by ferryboat MD to mid-Oct.


Ferry (no vehicles) from Washington Island


  • On Water

Campground Type

  • Backpack

Publicly Owned

  • Yes

Trail Length (miles)

  • 10