The Island is approximately 1100 feet long, a small ecologically fragile place. There are seven rustic yet comfortable buildings. No running water, so one bathes with water brought from the lake, heated in a solar shower or on your stove. Outdoor composting toilets. Electricity, but limited phone reception and no Internet. Wood fire heat is by your own stoking. Irregular walking terrain. It is a delight!
This is a destination for six days' residence. Mallard Island is a National Historic Preservation Site, so the care of fragile buildings is very important. It may seem like you're stepping into a living museum. No dogs. The rocky island will be unsafe for small children.
Based on beds and the ecological carrying capacity of our waste systems, the maximum number of overnight guests is 12 (including 2 caretakers).
All overnight visitors to the Mallard Island should bring sheets and/or sleeping bag as well as towels and washcloths. We provide pillows and blankets. (For more packing suggestions, ask for the current planning document.)
Cost for a program week on Mallard Island is $250 per person for six days. This will be your cost for the week plus your food and travel. Half scholarships or the occasional full scholarship may be requested by speaking with the executive director. The parking fee of $5/day ($30) can be paid, after your week, to Charlene Erickson at Bald Rock Dock.
Stays on Mallard Island are from Sunday (dockside pick-up between 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.) until the following Saturday. The return pontoon boat leaves after breakfast and Island clean-up.