The Friends of Rock Island State Park has committed $25,000 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources towards the restoration of the boat dock. The gift will cut the costs associated with the inspection of the aging structure, which dates back to the 1930s. The inspection will help the DNR discover what issues need to be addressed. It is expected to cost approximately $45,000. The island’s current dock has suffered significant damage in the last year due to severe winter storms and high water levels. Friends of Rock Island State Park President Colleen Andrews says it is important to make investments into the future operations at the site.
Rock Island State Park was closed last year due to high water levels making the site inaccessible by the Karfi water ferry.