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List of islands of Wisconsin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Islands of the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI.svg
Location of Wisconsin within the United States
Geography
LocationWisconsin
Major islandsWashington Island, Doty Island, Madeline Island, French Island
Administration
State Wisconsin

The following is a list of islands of the state of Wisconsin.[1] Wisconsin borders both Lake Michigan and Lake Superior producing many of the states islands. The Mississippi River also has many islands on the state's western boundary. Wisconsin has many rivers including the Wisconsin River and Fox River that are large tributaries. Lake Winnebago is the 28th largest lake in the United States and has multiple islands. Wisconsin's 15,074 lakes contain many islands, most unnamed.[2]

Great Lakes

Lake Michigan

Many of the Wisconsin's islands in Lake Michigan are around the Door Peninsula.[3] Islands in Green Bay include those in and around the Green Bay Breakwater. Washington Island is Wisconsin's largest in Lake Michigan and also has a year-round population of 708 as of the 2010 census. The island has a ferry service and operates Washington Island Airport for air travel.[4] Rock Island is a state park that can only be accessed by ferry from Washington Island. Plum Island has is home to a former Coast Guard Life-Saving Station and historic range lights.[5] The islands surrounding the northern part of the peninsula are outcroppings of the Niagara Escarpment.

Washington and surrounding islands
Washington and surrounding islands
Strawberry Islands
Strawberry Islands
Detroit Island and Detroit Harbor
Detroit Island and Detroit Harbor
Pilot Island
Pilot Island
Island Name County
Big Susie Island Door
Cana Island Door
Chambers Island Door
Detroit Island Door
Fish Island Door
Gravel Island Door
Green Island Marinette
Hat Island Door
Hog Island Door
Horseshoe Island Door
Little Susie Island Door
Pilot Island Door
Plum Island Door
Rock Island Door
Sister Islands Door
Snake Island (Town of Nasewaupee) Door
Snake Island (Town of Washington) Door
Spider Island Door
Pirate Island Door
Washington Island Door
Jack Island Door
Little Strawberry Island Door
Adventure Island Door
Birds Tree Island Brown
Cat Island Brown
Grassy Island Brown
Willow Island Brown

Lake Superior

Wisconsin's northernmost point is on Devils Island, part of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. It has a population of 302 as of the 2010 census. It can be reached by ferry and airplanes at Major Gilbert Field Airport. The Islands are part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and are featured in Wisconsin's America the Beautiful quarter.[6]

Devils Island Seacaves
Devils Island Seacaves
York Island
York Island
Outer Island Light on Outer Island
Outer Island Light on Outer Island
Island Name County
Madeline Island Ashland
Stockton Island Ashland
Gull Island Ashland
Eagle Island Bayfield
Outer Island Ashland
Oak Island Ashland
Sand Island Bayfield
Basswood Island Ashland
Bear Island Ashland
Michigan Island Ashland
Hermit Island Ashland
Cat Island Ashland
Otter Island Ashland
Manitou Island Ashland
Rocky Island Ashland
Long Island Ashland
Ironwood Island Ashland
York Island Bayfield
Raspberry Island Bayfield
Devils Island Ashland
South Twin Island Ashland
North Twin Island Ashland
Hog Island Douglas
Barker's Island Douglas

Inland Lake Islands

Beaver Dam Lake

There are 26 islands in Beaver Dam Lake ranging from 0.1 to 2.8 acres.[7] All of the islands are privately owned.

Island Name County
Grape Island Dodge
Cuba Island Dodge
Round Island Dodge
Little Skunk Island Dodge
Big Skunk Island Dodge
Jones Island Dodge
Fish Camp Island Dodge
Goose Island Dodge
Little Goose Island Dodge
Mink Island Dodge
Wayside Island Dodge
New Island Dodge
Fisher Island Dodge
Seering Island Dodge
Small Island Dodge
Hupf’s Island Dodge
Middle Island Dodge
High Island Dodge
Moon Island Dodge
Lueck Island Dodge
Miller’s Island Dodge
Buckeye Island Dodge
Snipes Island Dodge
Neilsen’s Island Dodge
Majestic Island Dodge
Babe’s Island Dodge
Kopf Island Dodge
Evergreen Island Dodge

Fox Lake

Fox Lake has eight islands one of which does not have a name.[8]

Island Name County
Brushwood Island Dodge
Dead Island Dodge
Devil Island Dodge
Elmwood Island Dodge
Fetridge Island Dodge
Lone Island Dodge
Sager Island Dodge
6.9 acre Unnamed Island Dodge

Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake is a lake in Oneida County. There are two islands in Pelican Lake.

Island Name County
Antigo Island Oneida County
Crescent Island Oneida County

Lake Winnebago

Lake Winnebago has three named islands. Garlic Island was the wintering site of a British Encampment by Col. Robert Dickson during the War of 1812.[9]

Lake Winnebago
Lake Winnebago
Island Name County
Garlic Island or Island Park Winnebago
Blackbird Island Winnebago
Long Point Island Winnebago

Lac Vieux Desert

Duck Island is a small island located just inside the Wisconsin border in Lac Vieux Desert. The lake is situated on Wisconsin's northern boundary with Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There are two other islands on the Michigan side of the lake.[10]

Island Name County
Duck Island Vilas

River Islands

Mississippi River

The La Crosse Municipal Airport on French Island.
The La Crosse Municipal Airport on French Island.

Wisconsin has many islands in the Mississippi River as it forms the western boundary of the state. Some of the islands are referred to by a number and not named otherwise. French Island has a population of 4,358 as of the 2010 Census and hosts the La Crosse Regional Airport.[11]

Island Name County
Diamond Island Pierce
Deer Island Pepin
Island Number Sixty-Three Buffalo
Island Number Fifty-Two Buffalo
Island Number Fifty-Three Buffalo
Island Number Fifty-Four Buffalo
Island Number Seventy-One Buffalo
Island Number Sixty-Three Buffalo
Keller Island Buffalo
Muench Island Buffalo
Barron Island La Crosse
Bell Island La Crosse
French Island La Crosse
Goose Island La Crosse, Vernon
Green Island La Crosse
Island Number Ninety-One La Crosse
Isle La Plume La Crosse
Pigeon Island La Crosse
Red Oak Ridge La Crosse
Rosebud Island La Crosse
Taylor Island La Crosse
Battle Island Vernon
Island Number One Hundred Forty-six Vernon
Island Number One Hundred Forty-three Vernon
Island One Hundred Twenty Vernon
Island Number One Hundred Fifty-Six Crawford
Island Number One Hundred Fifty-nine Crawford
Island Number One Hundred Forty-three Crawford
Island Number One Hundred Seventy Crawford
Island Number One Hundred Seventy-two Crawford
Island Number One Hundred Sixty-seven Crawford
Island Number One Hundred Sixty-six Crawford
Saint Feriole Island Crawford
Schmidt Island Crawford
Bergman Island Crawford
Hunter Island Crawford
Scrogum Island Crawford
Snake Island Crawford
Hurricane Island Grant
Island Number One Hundred Eighty-one Grant
Island Number One Hundred Ninety-two Grant
Island Number One Hundred Seventy-seven Grant
Island Number Two Hundred Five Grant
Island Number Two Hundred Nine Grant
Island Number Two Hundred One Grant
Island Number Two Hundred Seven Grant
Jack Oak Island Grant
Rosebrook Island Grant
Stumpf Island Grant

Fox River

Islands in the Fox River includes Doty Island, named after the 2nd Governor of the Wisconsin Territory James Duane Doty. Doty island is located within the cities of Neenah and Menasha. It has multiple parks and hosts the Theda Clark Regional Medical Center.

Doty Island shoreline
Doty Island shoreline
Island Name County
Doty Island Winnebago
James Island Winnebago
Stroebe Island Winnebago
Little Chute Islands Outagamie

Menominee River

Islands in the Menominee River.

Island Name County
Ansul Islands Marinette
Boom Island Marinette
Stephenson Island Marinette

Saint Louis River

Islands in the Saint Louis River.

Island Name County
Nekuk Island Douglas
Amik Island Douglas
Ondaig Island Douglas
Wahbegon Island Douglas
Clough Island Douglas

Wisconsin River

Islands in the Wisconsin River.

Island Name County
Newton Island Crawford
Watson Island Crawford
Weniger Island Crawford
Coumbe Island Grant
Patterson Island Grant
Steamboat Island Grant
Belle Island Wood
Big Island Wood
Edwards Island Wood
Garrison Island Wood
Stephenson Island Wood

Wolf River

Island in the Wolf River.

Island Name County
Boom Island Winnebago

See also

References

  1. ^ "Wisconsin Islands". USGS. Archived from the original on 13 September 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Lakes Archived 2021-01-09 at the Wayback Machine. 2009.
  3. ^ "Door County WI DOT" (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Washington Island". WashingtonIsland.com. Archived from the original on 2021-01-09. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  5. ^ "Plum Island". Washington Island.com. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Apostle Islands". National Park Service. U.S. Department of the Interior. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Lake Survey Map" (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Wisconsin DNR. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Fox Lake Map" (PDF). Wisconsin DNR. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  9. ^ Draper, Lyman C. (1913). "William Powell's Recollections". Chapters in Fox River Valley History. State Historical Society of Wisconsin. p. 151. Archived from the original on 2021-01-09. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  10. ^ "Lac Vieux Desert". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Airport History". La Crosse Regional Airport. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
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