Just bought a cabin on Riley’s point on Friday. The ice is no more than 1 inch thick in both bays.
Little Sturgeon Bay, Door County
MOON PHASE (6%)
Below 40° F
On Saturday I went all the way around the bay... there is no ice fishable in little sturgeon I also went down by sawyer harbor... nothing... a lot of open water in both places
In regards to having a pier on Riley's Point, absolutely it can be done. Private message me please; we are a local company that manufacturers rough water piers that will stand up to this environment. We have several customers in that area with our product. Come spring, I would be happy to come out and take a look at your property to give you an estimate.
I install and remove seasonal piers for a living in door county. I lived on rileys pt. for 7 yrs. I have never seen a pier on the bay side of rileys pt. If you put a seasonal pier in off rileys make sure its set at least 5 feet off the water and only from memorial day to labor day. Better yet rent a slip/dock on the rileys pt. channel !
I'm located down in Little sturgeon facing Northeast and we have seen water rise 2 feet along with decent waves during storms. An unprotected Riley's point is much worse. Besides that the depth is shallow surrounding the point. I've been up there since 1983 and have rarely if ever seen a dock out on the point. Henderson's point on south has a few docks but they are big docks and 5-6 feet above the water line. Even at that height they are playing with fire. Keep in mind the points face north.
I hope anyone on Riley's point is able to chime in.
Hi not a report just a question. My wife and I are looking at moving to Riley’s point. My question is are you able to have a pier/dock on it or not. When I look at the satellite view the only piers/docks I see are all in the channel inside the point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.