Gooseberry Falls State Park is located in the Arrowhead region of northeastern Minnesota near Two Harbors and on the shores of Lake Superior.
How to Get to Gooseberry Falls State Park: Drive 13 miles northeast of Two Harbors on State Highway 61.
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Things to Do in Gooseberry Falls State Park: This is one of very few places where you can actually walk out near the waterfalls on the smooth rocks. Take care, however, as many people do slip into the water, which is usually shallow, in these spots. Fishing can be good; however, the competition is fierce at times.
Hike the trails that follow the river, lead to the campgrounds, and take you to the Lake Superior shore. Park trails connect to the North Shore Trail and the Superior Hiking Trail. 2.5 miles of paved bike trail connects to the Gitchi Gami State Trail at the picnic flow parking lot. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing and a warming house bring visitors for winter recreation.
Camping in Gooseberry Falls State Park: Four campground loops offer a total of 69 campsites for tents and RVs. None of them have electrical hookups. Picnic tables, fire rings and grills, showers, flush and vault toilets, and a dump station are provided. There are 3 tent-only group campsites; each accommodates up to 50 people. One kayak site is available on a first-come, first-served basis for those traveling the Lake Superior Water trail.
More Attractions in This Region: On your way from Duluth to the park, take a detour to tiny Knife River. Make a stop at some of the many charming restaurants, bakeries, and shops in Two Harbors. The stretch of Highway 61 from here to the Canadian border features many more of Minnesota's most beautiful state parks, interesting small towns, and historic places.
Explore the Gunflint Trail
Hunt for agates along the shore of Lake Superior.
Top 10 North Shore Attractions: Not to be missed.
Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Split Rock Lighthouse State Park > Tettegouche State Park > Temperance River State Park > George Crosby Manitou State Park > Cascade River State Park > Judge C R Magney State Park > Grand Portage State Park
Read why Gooseberry Falls State Park is listed as one of our Top 10 North Shore attractions.
3206 Highway 61 East
Two Harbors, MN 55616
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