Welcome to our home! Washington Island, Door County, Wisconsin

The Washington Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Door County's only year-round island community and the largest of Door County's thirty islands with over 35 beautiful square miles and over 100 miles of roads to explore and enjoy. Your journey to Washington Island begins as you drive or walk onto the ferry and enjoy a scenic five mile route over crystal blue waters with views of the surrounding islands rocky shores, lush forests, and the serenity that you're seeking in your every day life. You're on "Island Time" now and your hectic pace becomes a distant memory and meaningful "enjoyment" begins.

ISLAND FEATURES

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THE ISLAND

THE ISLAND

An Excerpt from “When The Shoe Fits,” by Mary T. Wagner The feeling never gets old. As the ferry boat’s engines roar to life and the boat pulls away from the dock, the weight of reality slips from your shoulders like a silk scarf caught by the breeze and carried away, to vanish like a […]

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DEATH’S DOOR BAR-B-Q – Saturday, August 23, 2014

DEATH’S DOOR BAR-B-Q – Saturday, August 23, 2014

Who doesn’t like barbeque? Come to beautiful Washington Island ON Friday and Saturday, August 22nd & 23rd, for the third annual Death’s Door Bar-B-Q (DDBBQ) at the Washington Island Airport. The first two events had visitors raving about the food quality and the friendliness and beauty of Washington Island. Presented by the Washington Island Ferry Line […]

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Lakeland Boating Magazine: Have a Slice of Island Life

Lakeland Boating Magazine: Have a Slice of Island Life

By Laurel Ciohon The February 2014 issue of Lakeland Boating Magazine has paid homage to beautiful Washington Island, calling it a “cruising boaters paradise, rich with history, natural wonders and family friendly activities.” The article draws in readers by painting an attractive picture of island life – Jimmy Buffet on the stereo, frosty beverages and […]

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A Day Trip to Washington Island

A Day Trip to Washington Island

Having grown-up on Door County’s ‘mainland,’ Washington Island was always a mysterious place to me.  I traveled there once or twice as a child, but don’t have any real memories of those trips.  As some city dwellers tend to view Door County’s mainland just as skeptically as I viewed Door County’s northern-most region of Washington […]

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A Shipwreck, A Buoy, and An Eagle Scout

A Shipwreck, A Buoy, and An Eagle Scout

If you’ve been to Washington Island recently, you may have heard a rumor about a local Island fisherman who caught something unusual last fall in his net. Or perhaps you saw the unusual yellow shipwreck buoy outside of Ken Koyen’s Island restaurant (KK Fiske and Granary) and wondered about the back-story of where that buoy […]

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