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Rock Harbor

#1 of 7 things to do in Isle Royale National Park Features Animals
Isle Royale National Park, MI
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So serene

As the main harbor on Isle Royale, there is a lodge available, restaurants, National Park Rangers... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alto, MI
hikers paradise

spent three days here with 4 adults and a two year old. so many hikes to do. so many beaches... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Clyde H
Sardis, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank amsteketee
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Clyde H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank kokopuffMichigan
Reviewed 10 July 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

2  Thank TinaWald
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I'm a National Parks lover, so felt at home in the basic lodge room. When we got to our room, the window was open a little bit and you could hear the water lapping against the rocks outside. If I hadn't wanted to get out...More

1  Thank broddin
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Great place to start your trip, the Northern part of the island is much more picturesque than the Southern part. Few good options for 1-2 or 3 day trips in and out of the harbor.

1  Thank TJCZ1
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Isle Royale National Park is the only island national part in the United States and the only national park in Michigan. The island is about 45 miles long and offers some of the most incredibly breathtaking natural scenery that mother nature has to offer. Both...More

2  Thank jbutina
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We took the fairy from copper harbor. We were on the island for four days. It is truly beautiful. We got to meet Rolf Peterson and his wife twice. He is the one who has done the moose/wolf study since the 70s. They are both...More

1  Thank whiterhino42
Reviewed 10 September 2016

See my other review of Isle Royale National Park. This is a gem! Smallest of all NP's and is managed more like a Hotel and Restaurant!

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10 September 2015|
Response from TJCZ1 | Reviewed this property |
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