Northwest Ohio Tourism
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North Bass Island

North Bass Island, also known as Isle St. George, is the northern-most island in Ottawa County. It is located 18 miles from the Ohio mainland and less than 2 miles from the Canadian border. There is no ferry service to North Bass Island. The island is only accessible via airplane and personal watercraft.

There are 593 public acres on North Bass Island that helps preserve Lake Erie's largest undeveloped island as a wildlife area and state park. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources owns and manages 87 percent of the 677-acre island.

Historically, North Bass Island was mainly used as a vineyard. There are about 2 dozen permanent residents.