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Contact information
For information, contact:
Rock Island State Park
1924 Indian Point Road
Washington Island WI 54246

Washington Island Ferry
and Rock Island Ferry


Rock Island State Park Rock Island ferry

Leave your vehicle or bike on Washington Island and take the passengers-only Rock Island Ferry to the island.


Round-trip fares can be purchased at the Northport Car Ferry booth where credit cards are accepted. Combination tickets (for both the Washington Island and Rock Island ferries) are available and encouraged if you are planning to take both ferries from the Door County mainland to Rock Island State Park.

  • The Rock Island ferry landing with Washington Island in the background.Adult combination ticket; $24.50
  • Child (ages 6-11) combination ticket; $12
  • Children under age 5; free

Please note: Combination tickets do not include an automobile ticket ($26) or transportation from Detroit Harbor to Jackson Harbor. The following rates may also apply:

  • Cart or wagon; $3
  • Canoe or Kayak $10

Non-combination tickets can be purchased individually at the ferry landings. Please note that credit cards are not currently accepted at the Jackson Harbor Ferry landing on Washington Island.

2014 Schedule

The Karfi ferry leaves Washington Island at the times listed below. The ferry leaves Rock Island about 15 minutes later. For more information, please see the Washington/Rock Island Ferry Line schedule [PDF].

Dates Departs Washington Island
(Jackson Harbor)
Departs Rock Island
May 23 - June 26 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Noon), 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. daily
June 2 - Labor Day (September 1) 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. (Noon), 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. daily
A 6 p.m. ferry is also available on Fridays only
10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. daily
A 6:15 p.m. ferry is also available on Fridays only
September 2 - October 13 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Noon), 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. daily


Last revised: Monday January 06 2014