Our Mission

We are an organization whose mission is to support the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in operating and maintaining Rock Island State Park.

Member Benefits

As a member, you will be kept informed of our efforts and learn about what's happening on the island in a quarterly newsletter as well as be invited to FORI-sponsored events.  Members are also given first priority when annual Lighthouse docents are selected.



To join send your membership dues along with your name, address, phone number and email address to:

May - October (Seasonal Address)

FORI c/o Rock Island State Park

1924 Indian Point Road

Washington Island, WI 54246

November - April  (Winter Address)

FORI c/o Newport State Park

475 County Highway NP

Ellison Bay, WI 54210


Annual memberships renew in June each year.


You may include a donation with your membership application. Donations go towards park maintenance or new projects. FORI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so your donations may be tax-deductible.

You can also donate on the Friends of Rock Island State Park, Inc. Facebook page with credit cards.

We have a Wish List of items we would like to acquire too.  If you have any of these or have information on where we might acquire them, please get in touch with us.

Send email to get more information about our organization, to help us with our projects or to comment on our web site.


Friends of Rock Island offer souvenirs and clothing for sale at the Pottawatomie Lighthouse Museum Shop on Rock Island. Seven vinyl stickers, 2 wooden magnets and an embroidered park patch are available by mailorder.  To order by mail, complete the order form and mail it with your check to Jim Johnston.  The order form shows the designs in full color.

Crew & Hooded Sweatshirts come in S-XXL.

T-Shirts available in S-L have a sketch of the Pottawatomie Lighthouse in black on a beige shirt.  The sketch becomes a colored picture in the sun!  It's magic!

Light blue shirts have architectural drawings of the front and back of the Lighthouse on the front and back respectively.  Available in S-XXL.

Black T-shirts sport the FORI logo in 6 neon colors and are available in S-XL.  Another new black T-shirt has a topographical map of the island on its front and fun Rock Island facts on its back and is available in S-2XL.

Kids T-shirts in various colors have glow-in-the-dark designs in youth sizes S-XL.

Other items for sale include: