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Rock Island Lighthouse State Park

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All reviews picnic tables light house rock island lighthouse boat tour the river main channel walk up private boat scavenger hunt gift shop glass bottom boat nice boat fun tour self guided tour nice stop tower history
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

There are a lot of lighthouses in the St, Lawrence River, this is one of the only ones you can climb to the top and get an amazing view of the river. They have picnic tables so take a lunch, relax and take in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bayou-Babies
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This is a beautiful lighthouse. It was definitely worth the visit. Climb to the top of the lighthouse and see the magnificent views. We had lunch on the Island also. Beautiful spot.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Arline D
Reviewed September 1, 2018

My friends have a boat and took me over to walk the self guided tour. This is a NY State Park so there is an admission fee but it was only $3 to walk up into the light house. The view would have been better...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dogpilot
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Our family really enjoyed visiting the island and climbing the lighthouse. The views were amazing from both the ground and the viewing windows in the lighthouse. We didn't expect the kids to be so entertained though - they have a pirate themed scavenger hunt that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pioneer693595
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We have admired Rock Island Lighthouse for years from our boat while cruising and fishing on the St. Lawrence River. It’s wonderful to see the restoration of the lighthouse keepers home and as a lighthouse lover, it’s amazing to be able to go up into...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kelley W
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I grew up,up the river from the Rock Island lighthouse. As a kid I can see the light at night from my lawn. I’ve beeb By the lighthouse countless times by boat. Today I got to visit with lighthouse and go inside! What a view!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank pollyzoom
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Great places to see. The lighthouse was great to go up in and look around. The gentleman that was there was very knowledgeable and wonderful to talk too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank carolyn110
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Nice stop to stretch your legs after on long day out on the water. Dock is new and more than adequate, and located on the calmer main land side of the river. You can see everything in an hour or so. History lessons inside the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Grover_Ohio
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We arrived to the island by way of the glass bottom boat. It's an excellent lighthouse to view but it needs someone to clean the outside of the windows so you can take good pictures. The caretakers are really nice and give you some good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cahilljac
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Rock Island Lighthouse is thus far my favorite little lighthouse in the Thousand Islands. The park service did a wonderful job restoring the main building as well as the lighthouse. A trip up to the top of the lighthouse is a must... the 360 degree...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Diane P
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