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Island Park

Island Park is located on the Thunder Bay River, at the corner of US-23 and Long Rapids Road. This 17 acre island is owned by the City and developed and maintained by the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board. The island has 4,400 feet of water frontage. This natural area preserves the rich ecosystems with the flora and the fauna natural to the area. Access to this area is gained by way of a concrete bridge, which is closed to vehicles (a key may be obtained to drive to a handicapped accessible viewing area). Nature/hiking trails criss-cross the island, providing abundant opportunity for observation and study of nature and wildlife. The opportunity for fishing is provided by fishing platforms at the water's edge. The City of Alpena developed a Comprehensive River Plan in 1995, which includes Island Park and the Thunder Bay River Corridor. The Wildlife Sanctuary is located adjacent to the Island Park and consists of 600 acres and is home to a variety of native fauna and flora.

 

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