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Rock Island Lighthouse State Park

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There are a lot of lighthouses in the St, Lawrence River, this is one of the only ones you can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port Lavaca, Texas
Rock Island Lighthouse

This is a beautiful lighthouse. It was definitely worth the visit. Climb to the top of the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
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St. Lawrence Seaway, Clayton, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of lighthouses in the St, Lawrence River, this is one of the only ones you can climb to the top and get an amazing view of the river. They have picnic tables so take a lunch, relax and take in the...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a beautiful lighthouse. It was definitely worth the visit. Climb to the top of the lighthouse and see the magnificent views. We had lunch on the Island also. Beautiful spot.

Thank Arline D
Reviewed 1 September 2018

My friends have a boat and took me over to walk the self guided tour. This is a NY State Park so there is an admission fee but it was only $3 to walk up into the light house. The view would have been better...More

1  Thank Dogpilot
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Our family really enjoyed visiting the island and climbing the lighthouse. The views were amazing from both the ground and the viewing windows in the lighthouse. We didn't expect the kids to be so entertained though - they have a pirate themed scavenger hunt that...More

Thank Pioneer693595
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We have admired Rock Island Lighthouse for years from our boat while cruising and fishing on the St. Lawrence River. It’s wonderful to see the restoration of the lighthouse keepers home and as a lighthouse lover, it’s amazing to be able to go up into...More

Thank Kelley W
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I grew up,up the river from the Rock Island lighthouse. As a kid I can see the light at night from my lawn. I’ve beeb By the lighthouse countless times by boat. Today I got to visit with lighthouse and go inside! What a view!...More

Thank pollyzoom
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Great places to see. The lighthouse was great to go up in and look around. The gentleman that was there was very knowledgeable and wonderful to talk too.

Thank carolyn110
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Nice stop to stretch your legs after on long day out on the water. Dock is new and more than adequate, and located on the calmer main land side of the river. You can see everything in an hour or so. History lessons inside the...More

Thank Grover_Ohio
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We arrived to the island by way of the glass bottom boat. It's an excellent lighthouse to view but it needs someone to clean the outside of the windows so you can take good pictures. The caretakers are really nice and give you some good...More

1  Thank cahilljac
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Rock Island Lighthouse is thus far my favorite little lighthouse in the Thousand Islands. The park service did a wonderful job restoring the main building as well as the lighthouse. A trip up to the top of the lighthouse is a must... the 360 degree...More

Thank ViperGirlNY
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Diane P
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Yes worth seeing!