Grassy Island Lighthouse Range Green Bay

Grassy Island Lighthouse Range Green Bay

View the Grassy Island Lighthouse Range Green Bay by the shoreline, watch ships come in at sunset, or eagles fight over fish in winter.

General:The grounds of the lighthouse are off-limits to the public but the Metro public boat launch is right next door.
Address:102 Bay Beach Rd, Green Bay, WI 54302
County:Brown County
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The Lighthouse

Grassy Island lighthouse range used to be north of Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The range was relocated by the Coast Guard Station in Green Bay, next to the Yacht Club grounds.

In 1998 the two towers were relocated to a breakwater at the edge of the yacht club property, and they were put through a lengthy restoration, being rededicated in 2005.

You can view them from the Metro boat launch, but the grounds are closed to the public.

“If I could lick the sunset, I’ll bet it would taste like Neapolitan ice cream.” 

– Jarod Kintz

Ships At Sunset

You can get a view of the Leo Frigo Bridge at this location as well.

While you are there, be on the lookout for large freighters coming in or leaving the Fox River at sunset.

Now, this isn’t every night, only when there is cargo to drop off

They are massive when you are standing so close.

Eagles In Winter

Some winters, when the river and bay have pretty much frozen solid, there are small pockets for the eagles to fish in.

The section of open water is fairly far offshore, where the Fox River opens up to the Bay of Green Bay.

One day a few years ago, I counted 34 eagles in that fishing hole. Many were fishing over fish another eagle had caught.

It is always worth a shot to see what may be out there. Bring a pair of binoculars, dress warm, and just sit and watch them.

It is a good time.

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