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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park


This park is situated on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Perhaps best known for its historic lighthouse, this park offers numerous recreational opportunities. Visitors can cart-in their supplies to pristine campsites along Lake Superior. Scenic trails along the lake link up to the spectacular Superior Hiking Trail. Anglers cast their lines for lake trout, salmon, and brown trout. The rocky beach is perfect for skipping stones into Lake Superior.

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Visitor Alert!

Construction Information

A project that will improve accessible trails and outdoor facilities in both the Campground and Trail Center areas has begun.

Construction plans include improvements to campsites 2 and 3, new water fountains, re-surfaced trails, 2 accessible picnic sites and an overlook on the lakeshore, new outdoor lighting fixtures and re-paving at the Trail Center parking lot. Facilities at the Campground Sanitation building and Trail Center will remain open to the public, though access routes will vary. Work in the campground started 6/2/14 and as of 6/23, both campsites have re-opened and work around the building is well underway. The Trail Center parking paving is now finished, but visitor parking may still be restricted at times while other repairs are completed. You may also park in the Pebble Beach lot for access to the lakeshore. The entire project is due to be completed later in July (weather permitting).

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

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Virtual Tour:

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Lighthouse Information

Photo Opportunities:

Find great places to take photos of the lighthouse. (Minnesota Historical Society)

Gitchi-Gami State Trail:

The Gitchi-Gami State Trail section running from the Split Rock River into Gooseberry Falls State Park is now complete! This part of the longest paved section of the trail passes through Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and ends in Beaver Bay.

State Forest Campgrounds:

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park manages two State Forest campgrounds - Indian Lake and Sullivan Lake Campgrounds. Both campgrounds are located north of Two Harbors near Brimson, MN. Camping is first-come, first-served at these areas. The cost is $14/night for a regular campsite. To make reservations for the Indian Lake Group Campsite, please call the park office at 218-595-7625.

Bike Parking:

Bike parking is available at the Trail Center within Split Rock Lighthouse State Park or in the lower picnic area lot at Gooseberry Falls State Park. For more information, please call the park office.

Gift Cards:

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Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Birders:

Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Tent Camping/Cart-in Sites

tree Historic Lighthouse / History Center Tours

tree Cross-Country Skiing

tree Scenic Views of Lake Superior

tree Waterfalls

tree Picnicking Along Lake Superior Lakeshore


Hours

Best time to contact the park: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with extended hours during the summer season. As of 5/3/13, the park phone # has changed to 218-595-7625.

Contact

3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616

tel: 218-595-ROCK (7625)

email: SplitRockLthouse.StatePark@state.mn.us

Getting There

Located about 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors on MN Highway 61.