Seasons & Fees

Season Dates

Swan Island is open from May - October

Getting Here


Swan Island Iron Ranger

Paddle your canoe or kayak to the main island landing or to the campground on the east side. Both sites have 'iron rangers' to deposit user fees.


Transportation is provided by reservation using a passenger-only ferry.

Ferry Schedule (by reservation only)

  • Leaves Richmond Parking Area: 9:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
  • Leaves Swan Island: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Please note, the docks at the mainland and island landings are for department use only. Be sure to pull any watercraft above the high tide line and out of the way of access for other users. A topographical map of the island showing landing sites is available for download. Download Topographical Map (PDF).

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Swan Island Self Access

5 years and under are free!

Day Use

$8 per person plus $20/site/night

Picnic Shelter - $20/day

Canoe/Kayak - $10/hr or $35/day (available at campground)

Firewood - $4/bundle

Season Passes *

Individual Day Use: $30

Individual Camping: $45

Family Day Use: $75

Family Camping: $130

Business Pass: ask for details

*specific rules apply. For more information call 207-287-5252 or view season pass application (PDF).

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