Rock Island State Park Map Wisconsin


900 acres. Rock Island State Park consists of a forested island in Lake Michigan, located off a peninsula in northeastern Wisconsin. Scenery includes limestone cliffs, some rocky shoreline, and a sandy beach with.

Dunes. Ferry service to the island is available during the warmer months.

Activities: The island has over 10 miles of hiking trails, including a 6.5 mile loop around the island.

Camping Regulations: Backpack camping is restricted to five campsites in one area, which is about a mile down the loop trail.

For Further Information: Rock Island State Park, Route 1, Box 118A, Washington Island, WI 54246; (414)847-2235.

(53 cm) and the black-headed gull (Larus ridiundus) at 15 in.

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(38 cm). Occasionally the common gull (Larus canus) at 16 in. (41 cm) and the great black-backed gull (Larus marinus) at a massive 27 in. (68 cm) have also managed to nest on the islands but they are still always present with the other predatory gulls in the large flocks during the winter. They are scavenging predators which prey on the eggs and fledglings of all the birds and, unfortunately, most of them stay all of the year round, much to the dismay of the other birdlife. All the large gulls cause mayhem amongst the Farnes' bird population, but the worst are the great black-backed gulls, which not only devour the young and eggs, but kill and eats whole adult puffins and terns. The wardens collect as many of the gulls' eggs as they can possibly find, in an attempt to keep their numbers down, but with over 1,000 pairs breeding and thousands more just visiting the islands looking for food, it is an endless task. The larger gulls can be found nesting on most of the Farne Islands. The only good news is that gulls' eggs still fetch a good price on the London market and so put more money into the National Trust's coffers.

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