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Rock Harbor

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Isle Royale National Park, MI
+1 715-856-8593
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Lodging Disappointing

Not a family friendly place I must say. The GM of the Lodge lacks tact and customer service focus... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Excellent Destination - Lodge Not So Much

We took the Isle Royale Queen IV over from Copper Harbor and had a smooth ride both ways. On the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
WhirledPeas
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Des Moines, Iowa
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“national park” (19 reviews)
“isle royale” (36 reviews)
“two days” (4 reviews)
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Isle Royale National Park, MI
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+1 715-856-8593
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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank WhirledPeas
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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.

Thank Tiffany K
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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

1  Thank rodjk37
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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

5  Thank Cherie P
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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.

2  Thank Fred B
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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.

4  Thank truane1148
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Reviewed 13 September 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

10  Thank midwesterner5
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Reviewed 17 August 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 15 August 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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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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