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Rock Harbor

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Isle Royale National Park, MI
+1 715-856-8593
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Beautiful Park & Great Boat Ride

My sister and I took the boat from Houghton to Rock Harbor on Isle Royale and really enjoyed both... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
rodjk37
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McKinleyville, California
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There is quite a bit to do in a remote place....there are trails for hiking and backpacking... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Cherie P
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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Harbor area where boats arrive bringing visitors to Isle Royale National Park where you will find a visitors center and the Rock Harbor Lodge.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“isle royale” (35 reviews)
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Isle Royale National Park, MI
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

My sister and I took the boat from Houghton to Rock Harbor on Isle Royale and really enjoyed both the ride and the visit. The ride over was a little rough due to weather but that just made it more fun and exciting. The ride...More

1  Thank rodjk37
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

There is quite a bit to do in a remote place....there are trails for hiking and backpacking, beautiful views, motor boats or kayaks or canoes can be rented. I guess there are tours to be reserved and taken in season. The are ranger programs to...More

3  Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Isle Royal is an awesome unspoiled place and one of the best National Parks. The boat ride from Cooper Harbor is a 3 hr ride across lake Superior. It's an adventure in itself.

2  Thank Fred B
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This is a picture of one of the 2 boats from Copper Harbor MI. Park is beautiful and remote. Nice trails for hiking, beautiful vistas and wildlife. Worth the trip.

2  Thank truane1148
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

Since Trip Advisor does not have a way to review Isle Royale National Park as a whole, I'm using the Rock Harbor review to talk about our recent visit. I backpacked Isle Royale in 1990. Returned this year with my wife, who had not been....More

4  Thank midwesterner5
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

As the main harbor on Isle Royale, there is a lodge available, restaurants, National Park Rangers, a small store with limited food and toiletry items as well as camping/hiking supplies. There is a small marina at which you can rent kayaks, canoes, or skiffs, or...More

2  Thank amsteketee
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

spent three days here with 4 adults and a two year old. so many hikes to do. so many beaches (rocky) to explore! moose around rock harbor! otters also! Yes it rains so be ready, but it did not stop our party. we could have...More

1  Thank Clyde H
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

I could have spent more time there. Guess that is why this NP is the most revisited Park in our NP system.

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I took the ferry from Copper Harbor into Isle Royale NP. The 3 hour ride over is a long sometimes rocky ride. Once parked, our luggage was taken to our room and we set out to check in. They had someone standing...More

3  Thank kokopuffMichigan
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

You can't stay at the Rock Harbor campground or the Three Mile campground for more than one consecutive night each. I was expecting to just set up camp and do day-hikes, but because of their limits, I needed to hike all the way to Daisy...More

3  Thank TinaWald
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altairj
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Most trails that we went on (middle of the island, mountains) are truly not kids friendly because they are too physically demanding. Also, going through them, the path is frequently narrow and bordered by thick bushes. These... More
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