Map of Washington Island

Sand Dunes Beach

Walking a short distance on a sandy trail you’ll find a sand beach located on the south side of the Island. Southern winds bring in Warm Lake Michigan surface water to this beach. When the water is low this beach is less attractive for swimming. The gentle slope and fine sand make this a favorite of families with small children. The large expanse provides sun-seekers a quiet respite to soak up the rays. No campfires. Picnic lunches permitted.

School House Beach

A geological marvel, this smooth limestone beach provides excellent swimming for advanced swimmers in a marked area. If you aren’t a fan of sand in your shoes this is a must see. The crystal clear waters of Lake Michigan are best visited with a north wind to bring in the warmer surface waters of this deep harbor. This area is prime for diving, rafting or snorkeling. The park presents a favorite area for picnics with grills, amidst a beautiful wooded setting.

Rock Island

A 900-acre state park which boasts the most beautiful beach of Door County on its southern shore. Rock Island is the location of the earliest settlement of the Township of Washington. It is also the site of the oldest lighthouse in Wisconsin waters. Nice hiking trails, beautiful beach, rustic camping. Historical buildings open to the public. No vehicles permitted. Access at Jackson Harbor via the passenger ferry Karfi. Boat dockage available subject to water conditions.

Jackson Harbor

The Ridges, a State of Wisconsin Scientific Area, is an outstanding example of beach, dune, boreal and shore meadow communities. Information about the Ridges and its program is posted on the bulletin board at the gate. The protected shallow harbor offers wonderful warm swims throughout the summer. The nature trail is open daily for nature study, photography, and peaceful walking.

Deer Run Golf Course

Enjoy golf amid a landscape of mature maples, evergreens, grasslands, and a glistening pond. This challenging, nine-hole, regulation course offers demanding greens, elevated tees, and many doglegs. Relax and enjoy the view from our outdoor deck or clubhouse, serving lunch and refreshments. Gas and pull carts, rental clubs, pro/gift shop and motel adjoin. No tee times required. Free shuttle for golfers. Enjoy our 18-hole Adventure Island Miniature Golf, featuring a waterfall of native Island boulders and other natural obstacles. MC, V, DV accepted.

Art & Nature Center

Since 1965, the ANC has flourished as a not-for-profit organization for Islanders and visitors, promoting the creative arts, providing a sales outlet for Island artists and craftsmen, and directing nature study programs with special emphasis on youth education. Its only sources of funds are contributions, memberships, book store sales and art commissions.

Lookout Tower

Climb the steps up Washington Island’s “Mountain” and then ascend the tower on the top that gives you the views of the Northern and Eastern Shore of Washington Island also Rock and St. Martins Islands.