Cedar Island is the largest totally state owned island in the Drummond Island Township. The Island is located east of Wilson Island and west of Chippewa Point and north of Harbor Island Federal Wildlife Refuge. Since this is a state owned island, camping is permitted with the proper DNR Camp Registration Card (free). This card can be picked up at the Drummond Island Visitor Center at the Four Corners or your local DNR office.
There are three other smaller state owned islands: Mare, Bow and Arrow. With the proper DNR Camp Registration Card, these are also available for camping.
Cedar Island is special and unique because of the Great Blue Herons that call it home. Many nests can be found at the tops of trees (called heronry). The premier time for viewing is the end of May through June. Bring your binoculars and camera with a zoom lens. It truly is a special sight to see. Click onto photo to enlarge and view the Great Blue Herons nests up-close!
The best way to reach the Island is by kayak. Power boats need to be very cautious since the waters around the Island become shallow quite rapidly. Check with the local Charter Boat Services for available transportation.