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Rock Harbor

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Some civiliation, some ruggedness

Rock Harbor is quite long. The water near the docking area is actually called Snug Harbor and it is... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Chris L
Niles, Michigan
Great opportunities for hiking

A number of choices for 2, 4 and more mile hikes. Also canoes and kayaks are available. The Grill... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
SE Michigan, U.S.
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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.
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Rock Harbor is quite long. The water near the docking area is actually called Snug Harbor and it is here where you will find the NPS information center, a souvenir/convenience store, canoes and kayaks to rent and paths leading to huts for backpackers, trails for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

A number of choices for 2, 4 and more mile hikes. Also canoes and kayaks are available. The Grill was reasonably priced, somewhat better than the restaurant, with good service. Limited WiFi service is available in the Guest Lodge, but don't expect any cell service.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

My review is about the Rock Harbor area as a whole, I have separate reviews of the lodge and the two restaurants. If you are not backpacking, this is the place you want to be, or if you just need more civilization during your trip....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Not a family friendly place I must say. The GM of the Lodge lacks tact and customer service focus. Don't skip rocks in "his private harbor." The GM, Kim Alexander, will fly out from his closed door office to claim it is his private dock...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Journey132903
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We took the Isle Royale Queen IV over from Copper Harbor and had a smooth ride both ways. On the way there, the waves were projected as being 0-2 feet tall, and on the way back, they predicted 2-4 foot tall waves. The boat was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank WhirledPeas
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We stayed here on a sailboat and enjoyed the nearby barbeque area, caught a huge lake trout, and liked the nearby trails. Nice gift shop.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank rodjk37
Reviewed 27 September 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

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 14 September 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Fred B
Reviewed 14 September 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank truane1148
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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