Young’s Cove and Copeland’s Cove provide safe docks for some individual property owners. The remaining exterior lots were initially maintained with the intention of providing access to the island’s interior lots.
There are currently 7 safe docks in Young’s Cove and 2 safe docks in Copeland’s Cove. As there are no plans to develop the island’s interior, the remaining waterfront lots sit dormant
Rattlesnake Island has several hiking trails. The trails extend over the middle of the island's highest peak giving way to awesome views of the surrounding area.