You must bring an ample supply of your own fresh water, as it is not available on the island.
This is a carry in/carry out camping area. You are responsible for carrying out ALL of your trash.
Two composting toilets are located adjacent to the campsite areas. Their locations are shown on the map. Toilets are fully stocked and operational Memorial Day – Columbus Day.
Camp at your own risk! During the summer months Island Managers are stationed on Washburn Island. They carry a cell phone and can call for assistance. It is recommended that you carry a cell phone when camping in non-summer months.
Authorized sites only:
Camping is only permitted on authorized sites. Please minimize your impact by leaving the site in better condition than it was when you arrived.
Ticks/ Poison Ivy:
Tiny deer ticks are common on the island so check yourself carefully. You can pick up further information about Lyme Disease (carried by deer ticks) at Reserve Headquarters or from the Island Managers. Poison Ivy is widespread on the island. Be able to identify it and avoid it.
Conditions on the water can vary and change quickly. Be prepared for all weather and sea conditions and be sure to carry safety equipment on your boat.
You may use dead and downed wood to have a small campfire or purchase wood from the island managers for $5 per bundle. Do not cut any standing trees alive or dead. Make sure your fire is completely out when you go to bed or leave your site. Also please refill the bucket from the beach and leave the provided fire shovel nearby.