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Explore MN: Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Park Highlights

  • Tent Camping/Cart-in Sites
  • Historic Lighthouse / History Center Tours
  • Picnicking Along Lake Superior Lakeshore
  • Scenic Views of Lake Superior
  • Waterfalls

Things to see and do at the park

Need ideas? Here are some of our staff's top stops at the park!

Only have an hour to visit?

Tour the historic Split Rock Lighthouse. For details, visit mnhs.org/splitrock. ♦ Hike to the top of Day Hill, sit by the stone fireplace, and enjoy the lake view. ♦ Walk the shore at Pebble Beach to see Ellingsen Island and snap a photo of the lighthouse.

Lighthouse Information

Repels Ships...Attracts People! (Minnesota Historical Society)

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.

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.

Only use approved firewood!

Help prevent the spread of tree-killing insects by burning only approved firewood, available at all Minnesota State Parks.

Contact Us

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
Two Harbors, MN 55616
 218-595-ROCK (7625)
 SplitRockLthouse.StatePark@state.mn.us

Hours

Best time to contact the park: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with extended hours during the summer season.
 
 
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