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I sometimes like to give a shout out to marinas we visit. This time it’s for the mid-west. Folks often speak of Southern hospitality and in most places except Florida in the winter and spring it is a “real thing”.  However, in our travels this spring headed to St Joseph Michigan with a small boat transport we came upon a truly hospitable marina.

Eagle Pointe Harbor, www.discovereaglepointe.com, with easy access from I-94 and US Highways 31 & 33, is the name of this sweet Michigan marina.  Nestled in just east of Lake Michigan and on St Joseph River the scenery is lovely and the marina is up to date and well kept. There is a sprinkling of some nice homes around the marina, but not a tremendous amount, just enough. Eagle Pointe is a full service marina, welcoming their marina residents and visiting boaters as well. We will let them tell you about rates and/or check out their nice website.  However, they have more than adequate slips for different size vessels and parkingfor your vehicle if you must have one. Service Technicians and staff are available to assist you with any boating needs. 

A Fisherman’s paradise for walleye and salmon fishing on the lake or on Michigan 2nd largest river.  Day trips to the shore of Lake Michigan are another great adventure for boaters other than just fishing from Eagle Pointe Harbor. Skiing and tubing are also a great activity on the river.

Just to name a few amenities are swimming pool, outdoor pavilion, children’s playground, fish cleaning gazebo, modern restrooms and showers, nature trails, basketball and volleyball (sand) courts and on and on…

The city of St Joseph it is big enough to find and do just about whatever you need or want.  Shopping, restaurants, golf, movies, places of worship, etc. but not so big that schools and community activities are not prevalent for the year round resident. So sounds like a great place to visit, spend the summer or live.

The staff of Eagle Pointe Harbor were personable and accommodating. Most marinas don’t welcome us boat transporters. After all we are just truck drivers, right? Wrong.  We love boats and enjoy visiting all areas of the US where boating is common.  I would venture to say that I have never ran into a nicer group than at this St Joseph marina, Eagle Pointe Harbor, not even in the “Olde South”.

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