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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3855
218-834-3855
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Biking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal for trout fishing.
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The main parking lot just off the highway was completely full when we arrived early on a Thursday afternoon. We have a state park permit so we were able to enter the area where a permit is required and parking is ample. Not a good option if you are looking for a quick hike to the falls only, but a... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a nice bike ride. But the centerpiece of the park is the falls themselves. There are multiple falls and areas to climb and explore on and around the falls. The park also includes some lakeside rock beaches with outstanding views and picnic spots.

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Denver, Colorado
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63 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lots of people today. The Visitor's Center has displays and a short movie. The walk down to the falls is easy but remember all those stairs to climb on the way back out. Saw the middle and lower falls and then an easy hike up to see the upper falls. No charge to do this hike but there is a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We tent camped here with our two 9 year old sons, camping spot was nice walking distance from the bathroom, lake, trails and office. The scenery is a must see and the falls are just amazing! My only complaint is the bathroom was always packed full of people crowding around the only electric plug in talking on their cell phones... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ALWAYS stop at these falls--they are the first on the way up the North Shore. There are great facilities there for tourists, a DNR shop, loads of hiking trails, and camping and picnicking areas. In calmer, warmer weather you can swim and splash in the pools that the Gooseberry makes in this area. This day was a little on... More

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visit in the early morning, or a rainy day. One of the most popular destinations, be sure to visit. But also head North and see the other parks as well.

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South Haven, MI
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a little more water flowing this time and we had more time to walk some of the trails and see the upper falls as well as the main falls. Plenty of places to climb around on rocks or walk out to the lake. A lot of people stop here. The visitor center seems to be new and huge.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We came here to see the falls for the first time since being kids. The falls were pretty as always but noticed a trail to the lake. It was a beautiful walk to superior. The trail was groomed nicely and the views were beautiful.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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80 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

In the state park and very accessible. A short walk (with steps) to the falls. There is also a loop walk you can take. The falls are nice but nothing spectacular. But, if you are in the area, it’s worth stopping, especially since it’s free and just a short walk.

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Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is an amazing park. The hike to the falls is well worth the beautiful falls. We took some great photos and it is a doable walk for almost everyone.

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