By: Christine Souders
Flooding, fire, and road repairs, all kept folks off Credit Island for months, but for the first time this summer, people got the chance to take in the change of scenery.
We talked to people who said they are just so happy Credit Island is back open and have a place to get away from the city.
"I'm slowly waiting to find fish move in," said Fred Steffen has been chomping at the bits to get back to his fishing spot off the shoreline in Credit Island.
"The water levels are just right, and the access is just right."
And he's not the only one, wanting to get off the beaten path, Valerie Mitchell said she's glad to finally get past the road blocks without getting caught.
"We would sneak in here, when they weren't doing the work, and take a zoom around where we could."
The massive fire to the clubhouse in May, was a big factor in keeping people off the island, and it was also a reason why people stopped by the first chance they got on Saturday.
"It was a historical landmark, and it was sad. I guess I was kind of curious to see what it look like," said Steve Sands who was out on a bike ride with the family.
For, some it's a sight for sore eyes, in the middle of mother nature, but not everyone.
"They've got it all mowed at Credit Island. The street was all tore up, they got that all fixed, and it's just beautiful now," said Mitchell.
We did ask quite a few people about what they would like to see happen to the clubhouse, and many say Credit Island isn't the same without it.