Blackhawk Island

We invite you to come to Blackhawk Island!

Blackhawk Island is where Chief Black Hawk sought shelter, where fisherman seek trophy walleyes, and where snowmobilers escape the cold. We want you, as well, to find refuge at the Island Campground and Bar on Blackhawk Island. Come by boat, wheels or snowmobile to find your lost shaker of salt at the Island Bar!


Chief Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk

Blackhawk Island is steeped in history

Chief Black Hawk reportedly brought his people here in 1832 to hide from pursuit by General Henry Atkinson’s men. Celebrated poet Lorine Niedecker was born on Blackhawk Island in 1903 and spent virtually her entire life on the island. Her poetry was inspired by her island life, and her home, just down the road from our property, is a designated historical location. We hope you’ll come visit us and make your own family history and memories here on Blackhawk Island.


Amrican White Pelican By Manjith Kainickara

American White Pelican By Manjith Kainickara

Blackhawk Island is a fishing and hunting hotspot

The Island Campground and Bar is is situated on the Rock River near the mouth of Lake Koshkonong and is considered a prime walleye spot. The 800 acre Koshkonong Wildlife Area and Mud Lake, both prime waterfowl hunting areas, are right near our property. Mud Lake can be seen from the campground area. Pull up to our docks to refuel both your boats, and your stomach!

Find nature and relaxation on Blackhawk Island

Lake Koshkonong, the Rock River, the Koshkonong Wildlife Area and Mud Lake offer prime birding opportunities. A large flock of American White Pelicans make their summer home near us. There is a plethora of other waterfowl that call this area home as well.  You can rent one of our stand up paddleboards or kayaks to venture out to enjoy this beautiful area.