Seasonal Update

Water: Water is available year-round at the Trail Center.

Drinking Water: Water in the campground is available mid-May through early October. Water is available year-round in the Trail Center picnic shelter.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilets at the campground shower building are available mid-May through early October. Flush toilets are available year-round in the Trail Center picnic shelter. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Showers: The campground shower building is now closed for the season.

Dump Station: No dump station available at this park.


Campgrounds: Camping is available year-round. Split Rock has 20 cart-in campsites, including 2 accessible sites. We also have 4 lakeshore backpack campsites and 1 remote Lake Superior Water Trail kayak site. Two of the backpack sites are also designated as kayak sites - call the park office for more information.

Electric Sites: None available at this park.

Reservations: Reservations are not needed from November 1 - May 1, but are really a must during the regular camping season when we are extremely busy. Reservations are also recommended during the fall color weekends. For non-reservable sites, stop at the office as early in the day as possible for the best selection (however - the previous party in your site may stay until 4 p.m. on their checkout day).


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with extended hours during the summer season. As of 5/3/13, the park phone # has changed to 218-595-7625.


Trail Notes: The park has 12 miles of hiking trail and a connection to 15 miles of paved bike trail available during the summer season. For this winter ('15 - '16) we will again be part of a pilot to offer more fat bike trails around the state. Winter trails can be used by fat bikes and snowshoes - they will be groomed flat (no tracks). Skiers will find better conditions at our neighboring parks.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Tours of the Lighthouse Historic Site are available from mid-May to mid-October. The Lighthouse Visitor Center is open limited hours in the winter. Call the park office for more information.