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Los Angeles, California: Gilligan's Island TV Location

Parts of the 1960s TV sitcom's "uncharted island" exteriors were shot at the tiny island in Echo Park Lake. No historical marker.

Echo Park

751 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Echo Park, just north of US Hwy 101 exit 4A, at Park Ave and Echo Park Ave.
Daytime. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Echo Park.

Gilligan's Island TV Location

We happened upon Echo Park on a busy day with a festival going on. It was busy but clean, and a great stop.

[Rose Howe, 07/10/2023]
Gilligan's Island TV Location

Whole park was closed, cleaned and reopened in 2014. The park is lovely and safe now. There are paddle boats you can rent and take to the island, but you can't walk on it as to protect the wildlife that resides there.

[K Everett, 02/08/2017]

Gilligan's Island.

Gilligan's Island TV Location

Pleasant piece of land in the middle of LA. Wasn't that scary to visit.

[James Peuster, 01/04/2015]
The real Gilligan's Island - Vague Recollections

The outdoor scenes on "Gilligan's Island" were filmed on a little island in Echo Park in Los Angeles. I went there in 1980 and intended to cross the little arched bridge so I could walk on the same ground trod by Gilligan and his friends. Alas, sinister looking men were on the island eyeing the obvious tourist, otherwise known as prey, who suddenly lost interest in seeing the island up close. It's the only time I ever got a picture of people who were planning to mug me.

[Teresa Fisher, 03/09/1999]

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