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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

State Park, Provincial Park, or Protected Area
Teri Sheeley

Split Rock Lighthouse has been a beacon that visitors to Minnesota's North Shore have followed since 1909, but today you'll discover that its light is even more highlighted by 2,260 acres of beautiful birch, spruce, fir and ash forest that are available to you. Unlike surrounding parks, a stretch of the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park shoreline offers easy access to Lake Superior where you can dip your feet on a warm day. Just inland, however, a hike to the top of the steep basalt cliffs will give you the iconic and spectacular view of Lake Superior. This park also offers a unique style of camping. All campsites are either cart-in, backpack or canoe-in access. Their privacy matched with the cool breeze off the lake make for a great summer getaway.

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Recreational Opportunities

Camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, cross-country skiing, historic lighthouse tours, wildlife-watching, sight-seeing and more. Both the Gitchi-Gami (biking) and Superior Hiking Trail (hiking only) intersect the park.

Accessibility Notes

Parts of the park are accessible. For more information, call the park at 218-595-7625.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome in Minnesota State Parks. They must be accompanied at all times, on a six-foot leash and cleaned up after.


Seasons Accessible

The park is open year-round.