Manitou Island

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Green islands on blue water with Manitou Island called out in orange

About the Island

Manitou Island is centrally located among the islands. Twentieth-century Manitou Island history merges into more current times at the well-preserved fish camp located by the dock on the southwestern tip of the island. The buildings are currently being maintained as if they were still being used and the park service may have a ranger or volunteer at the site during the summer months to provide a tour of the buildings.

The modern dock serving the historic fish camp is about 165 feet long, was repaired in 2020, and has been improved and maintained to accommodate boats drawing 6 feet of water. Excerpts from Apostle Islands Water Trips by John C. Frank. Buy a copy here.

Proceeds benefit Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the park.

Fast Facts

NPS map showing the island outline and features

NPS Map – Click image to enlarge

Manitou Fish Camp table with playing cards at window

Manitou Fish Camp card game. Click image to enlarge. – Photo: Jeff Rennicke

Manitou Island – Manidoo-minis

Location:  45.1083° N, 86.0182° W

Features: 

  • 1 campsite
  • Primitive camping
  • Dock at Manitou Fish Camp
  • Two hiking trails
  • Historic fish camp
  • Shallow reef connecting Little Manitou Rock to Manitou Island

NPS Manitou Island Information:

 

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