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Rotary Island Park

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Great place to watch boats.

Downriver a bit from the heart of the Soo, this is near Clyde's original drive in. Comparatively... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen-Jim C
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Plainwell, Michigan
Cute!

This was. Nice little park to visit. It has a cute little fishing spot for kids. We didn't see... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2019
Tina D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downriver a bit from the heart of the Soo, this is near Clyde's original drive in. Comparatively clean and well kept given the sea gulls that flock there. If you want to watch the boats, this is a great spot.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

This was. Nice little park to visit. It has a cute little fishing spot for kids. We didn't see any freighters but this would be a great spot to watch them go by.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tina D
Reviewed August 11, 2019

This is a nice little park on an island in the St. Mary's River. At the entrance to the park is a great little drive-in diner. Grab some food and then drive into the park. Back into a parking space and watch the ships go...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Benjamin G
Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

Thanks s park us on a corner to the river is narrow and you are close enought that u can't take a picture of the full length of anyfrieght

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AlnSue
Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

I had read about this little park so we stopped in, waded in the water a bit and watched the Sugar Island Ferry. As we got ready to go a couple said there was a ship coming through so we stayed to watch. We didn’t...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robdro
Reviewed July 12, 2019

There is a playground area for children. It seemed to be a popular place for jet-skiers. There's a walking path around the park. The water level was so high when we visited, part of the path by the gazebo was under water. Not that it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ontheroadagain65
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Rotary Park is the best place hands down for photographing freighters. The river is quite narrow here and seeing the freighters up-bound with trees on both sides is fantastic. Plus we travel with our 4 legged kid and he can get some exercise while we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank gmarose3
Reviewed July 1, 2019

No kidding, this is the place to see these great ships up close, moving slowly by. Great photo opportunities! This was our first visit to the park. We sat there for hours and saw many freighters go by. The best part is watching the number...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Nantieau
Reviewed June 30, 2019

This is a favorite spot for photographers. At this point the shipping channel is only about 200 yards wide, so the boats are really up close.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed June 12, 2019

This is the best place to watch the freighters pass by. They are RIGHT THERE. There's also a kids fishing pond which is stocked for young kids to catch. Fishing, kayaking, and playground. And you can have lunch from Clyde's which is right next door.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Terry D
August 11, 2019|
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Response from MikeTroyer | Reviewed this property |
Call Bird's Eye Outfitters (906)259-7121. They have the kayak rentals at Rotary Park.
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ammotroop88
August 18, 2018|
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Response from DEBH49749 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and it is pretty good fishing spot..the stocked pond is provided for children 16 and younger..
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Rachel B
July 30, 2018|
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Response from DEBH49749 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but please pick up after your pet and use a leash
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