Our Upcoming Events

Event Date Description

Winter Board Meeting
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 11:00am at the home of Jeanell Dailey, Madison, WI

Members and guests are welcome to attend

Spring Park Preparation and Cleanup
Saturdays and Sundays
May, 5-6,2018
May 19-20, 2018
May 5-6 will focus on getting the Lighthouse Museum ready for the season
May 19-20 will focus on getting the Boathouse and campgrounds ready

Park boat leaves at 9am from Jackson Harbor both Saturdays and Sundays
Crews may opt to stay at the Lighthouse or camp free Saturday nights

Everyone is invited to help with these chores.  Please let us know you are coming and whether you want to stay in the Lighthouse or camp on Rock Island.  Contact Colleen Andrews at 715-570-5734 or email to  Weather can cause us to cancel the scheduled trips to the park from Jackson Harbor, so make alternate plans for that eventuality.  We will contact everyone who has registered with us by cell phone should we have to change plans or cancel boat trips due to wind/water conditions.  If we have to cancel the boat trips to Rock Island, we will try to have chores that can be done at Jackson Harbor to make your trip on the Washington Island Ferry worthwhile. 

Bring a life jacket for yourself, if you have one.  Also, bring food and water with you to Rock Island.  If you plan to stay/camp on Rock Island, bring your sleeping and camping gear too.

Lighthouse Tours Begin
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Tours begin for the Park season.  Daily guided tours from 10am-4pm
Door County
Maritime Museum
Lighthouse Festival
Friday and Saturday
June 8th - 10th, 2018
Pottawatomie Lighthouse tours each day

Summer Cookout
Annual FORI Fundraiser

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 FORI will host our annual cookout near the Boathouse at Rock Island State Park

Lunch will be available for purchase from 11am until sold out

Park merchandise will be available too

A silent auction will be held in the Boathouse to help raise funds for park and lighthouse maintenance projects
FORI Annual Meeting Sunday  July 1st, 2018
10:30am at Dewey Thordarson's Cottage on Rock Island

Agenda includes election of Vice President and At-Large Board members

All members are encouraged to attend

Lighthouse Tours End
Columbus Day
Monday, October 8th, 2018
The Lighthouse Museum closes for the winter on Columbus Day
Fall Park Shutdown TBD FORI volunteers will help with chores to shutdown the park for the winter
Fall FORI Board Meeting TBD All members are encouraged to attend