Plum Island is currently closed to the public except for special events but after recent completion of a Comprehensive Conservation Plan, is planned to open to the public for day use (hiking, wildlife observation, photography) between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2014. Hog and Pilot Islands will remain closed. However, nesting waterbirds can be viewed from a distance. Nearby boaters and kayakers are encouraged to help protect nesting birds from disturbance by maintaining a ¼ mile buffer from the islands. Hog Island can be viewed from Percy Johnson County Park on Washington Island, 640 Lakeview Road.
Plum Island Wildlife Brochure