Ice Thickness: Thin around the marina and along the northern shorelines
Road Conditions: Clear
Trail Conditions: All trails are open, however, there are areas of extensive mud at the higher elevations.
Note: Water depth at the mouth of the marina is approximately 1.5 feet. Shallow areas and sandbars exist, use caution.
Insects: During warm months, insects are present on the island and emerge at different times.
- Biting gnats (no-seeums) emerge in the spring (April – June). These are very tiny biting flies. Insect repellent is ineffective against the gnats; fine-mesh head nets are recommended. They are not present along the water’s edge.
- Midges are non-biting flies that form columns along the causeway mid-spring through early fall. These are what cover your windshield while driving to and from the island.
- Mosquitoes are present from mid- spring through early fall. Insect repellent is effective.
- Brine Flies are non-biting flies that cover the shorelines and occasionally move onto land early-summer through fall. These flies are harmless and move out of the way when approached.
Last Updated: 2/18/2017