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Address: 2200 West River Drive, Davenport, IA
Phone Number: 563-328-7275
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Activities: Birdwatching

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Much nicer parks around the Quad Cities

Credit Island used to be a nice park with a great beginners golf course. That is all in the past. The park is completely submerged every spring due to the Mississippi River... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Billy F
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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Credit Island used to be a nice park with a great beginners golf course. That is all in the past. The park is completely submerged every spring due to the Mississippi River flooding. Now it is a decent place to enjoy a wooded surrounding, but not much else.

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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I grew up in this area, and this park used to be a family favorite. Now with low funding, the city has pretty much given up on it. There are swings for kids, a frisbee golf course, fishing and other activities, but things have gotten run down. If you want to have a family picnic June to October, it is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We always enjoy a drive around the island. There is always something to see and during the cold winter months it's fun to look for Eagles roosted in the trees along the drive. This can be a prime location for Eagle watching so bring your camera or binoculars. Another great viewing area is the open water by Lock and Dam... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Around Christmas, the park attracts bald eagles from all over the area and you can watch them feed off of fish they catch in the Mississippi. There is ample parking around the island and many places where you can picnic.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Credit Island is a wonderful eagle watching spot in the winter. Please get out of your car in order to hear the haunting call of the eagle, it's almost a cackle-nothing like the screeching hawk sound. I've read the other reviews about the park not being the safest. My advice is to be cautious, however, this park is too nice... More 

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Darien
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We enjoyed the native plants, surrounded by the Mississippi River, walking on the Credit Island Bridge, and seeing a large flock of white pelicans and herons, the large sculpture of "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," and especially the informative markers that told about the island's history, the mammals and waterfowl.

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wanted to walk at this beautifully located park alongside the Missippi, but after a few hundred feet the mozzies attacked! Without insect repellant had no choice but to drive around and then away! Don't forget the repellant!

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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

there is good fishing here beautiful views of the river not to mention the bird watching i would highly recommend i just wish they wouldnt have gotten rid of the golf course i kind of miss it

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Chicago, IL
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29 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

In the winter months, Credit Island is known for eagle viewing. In spring...and right now and all through April...the American White Pelican migrates here on its way north. There are literally hundreds in the wetland spillovers from the Mississippi that are on the island. These huge white birds with knobs on their beaks and feather-tufted heads are beautiful to see.... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A little something for everyone! Harbor side of the park was filled with Pelicans, geese, ducks, herons. The river side had some people in fishing boats, kayaks, and even some one Kite surfing on the river, disc golfers, kids playing on the army tank and playground, people walking their dogs and fishing off the banks of the Mississippi River. There... More 

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