Put in Bay - South Bass Island


1523 Catawba Avenue
Put-In-Bay, Ohio 43456

Phone Number(s):
Park Office: (419) 285-2112
Park office is seasonal


East Harbor State Park
1169 N Buck Road
Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio 43440

East Harbor Park Office: (419) 734-4424
Reservations: (866) 644-6727

To get to the island:

Privately operated ferries provide rides for cars, bicyclists, rvs and pedestrians from the mainland to the island. South Bass Island is accessible by ferry from Port Clinton or Catawba Island. Best known for the huge Perry's Monument which provides an observation platform to look out over Lake Erie, this island is packed full of other family fun like miniature golf, fishing and cart rentals to see the sites.
  • Miller Boat Line offers service for cars, RVS, bicyclists, & pedestrians from the mainland at Catawba • visit www.millerferry.com or call 800-500-2421 for information
  • The Jet Express offers service for pedestrians from Port Clinton and Sandusky • visit www.jet-express.com or call 800-245-1538 for information


For more detailed info about Miller Ferry, please click here!


2012 Put-in-Bay Ferry Schedule 2012 Middle Bass Island Ferry Schedule Put-in-Bay Group Brochure

schedule & fares

Middle Bass
schedule & fares

Group Fares


Things to Do:

Golf Cart Rentals: 266 Delaware Ave next to Mr Eds - 419-285-2724 - http://www.putinbaygolfcarts.com/

Put In Bay Winery: 392 Bayview Ave- 419-285-3343 -http://www.putinbaywinery.com

Adventure Bay Amusement Center: Located behind the Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center  419-341-4716  http://www.adventurebayputinbay.com

Gem Mining: 979 Catawba Avenue at Perry's Cave - 419-285-2283 - http://www.perryscave.com

Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center -255 Meechen Rd - 419-285-3037 - http://www.lakeerieislandswildlife.com

Camping Reserve Getaways online

  • 120 non-electric sites
  • 11 full service sites with electric, water and sewer hook-ups
  • Campground offers flush toilets, showers, and a dump station
  • Pet are permitted on designated sites
  • A youth group camp is available by reservation for organized groups


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