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Fish Island is an island on the western shore of Lake Michigan in the eastern part of the town of Washington in Door County, Wisconsin.[1] It is two miles (3.2 km) southeast of Rock Island and is under the administration of the U.S. Government. It was named Fish Island because of the abundance of trout in the area.[2]

Fish Island
Fish Island is located in Wisconsin
Fish Island
Fish Island
Fish Island is located in the United States
Fish Island
Fish Island
LocationDoor County, Wisconsin
Coordinates45°23′40″N 86°45′52″W / 45.394580°N 86.764325°W / 45.394580; -86.764325Coordinates: 45°23′40″N 86°45′52″W / 45.394580°N 86.764325°W / 45.394580; -86.764325
Area1.50 acres (0.61 ha)
Highest elevation581 ft (177.1 m)
United States

Two miles south west of Fish Island, is Fisherman Shoal.[3] It is a small sand bar that surfaces when the water level is low. It is not much more than a few acres in size, but is a navigation hazard.


  1. ^ "Fish Island (Wisconsin)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Slattery, Sally. "The History of Door County's Islands". Door County Pulse. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Report For Fisherman Shoal". USGNIS. Retrieved 13 April 2018.