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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6377
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Great Cart In Sites

We camped at cart in #12 which was nicely wooded and private while also being relatively (1/4 mile... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maureen M
Love hearing the fog horn.

Great restored lighthouse. Snoop around on your own or take tour. If able take the hike down to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon V
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Delavan, Wisconsin
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This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of the well-known Split Rock Lighthouse.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“light house” (17 reviews)
“north shore” (26 reviews)
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3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
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+1 218-226-6377
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"light house"
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"north shore"
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"split rock lighthouse"
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"pebble beach"
in 8 reviews
"historical area"
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"allow plenty of time"
in 2 reviews
"lake view"
in 3 reviews
"vantage point"
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"great hiking trails"
in 3 reviews
"closed for the season"
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"well worth the stop"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful sights"
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"big lake"
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"lake superior"
in 8 reviews
"small fee"
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"gift shop"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed yesterday

We camped at cart in #12 which was nicely wooded and private while also being relatively (1/4 mile) close to parking lot/toilets/showers. The bathroom facilities were the cleanest I've ever seen at a state park. The pebble beach just about 50-100 yards from our campsite...More

Thank Maureen M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restored lighthouse. Snoop around on your own or take tour. If able take the hike down to the lake, although beware Down hill and stairs, also beach is very Rockies, but I always think worth the trip.

Thank Sharon V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a scenic overlook shortly before you reach this park from the south. Stop there to take distant photos of the lighthouse or just enjoy the view. The park is very nice and we enjoyed Pebble Beach and the picnic area where I took pictures...More

1  Thank TakinLotsaPictures
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse is beautiful and climbing up to get a good look at the lens and see the keeper wind the mechanism was so interesting. Take time for the tour if you can, but it was well worth the ticket admission just to see the...More

Thank Gail1107
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to the North Shore for 35 years now. One of my most favorite stops was the SR Lighthouse, hike the trails and often camp out in the cart-in campground. I have been to the lighthouse a few times for the November...More

Thank traveltheworld012
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Unfortunately we were not allowed to see the views from Split Rock. They would not allow us to walk the area with our travel companion, a dog. First time we have encountered a dog unfriendly outdoor area.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

The light house tour and information is all very interesting and well kept up. But there is so much more to the park than most people experience. There are miles and miles of hiking trails that go back into back pack camp sites and very...More

Thank BetsyTroy
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Split Rock a must see on your visits up north Minnesota. It opened early this year 2018. What a success. It was great to hear a young boy scream with joy; "Lighthouse". I think it's awesome too.

Thank ritaniemczyk
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

The views of Lake Superior from the lighthouse are amazing. With the way the wind blows, it is easy to see how ships could end up against the rocks from here. Well worth the parking fee to get in and explore.

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

I just wanted to go outback and get a pic with the lighthouse. it's the middle of winter, hardly anyone around. I came in with my service animal and was turned away. I advised the woman that it was a federal protection, and that it's...More

2  Thank Matthew B
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coffeelover453
September 7, 2017|
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Response from Daveptaz | Reviewed this property |
to me the best place to view it is from the beach area by the picnic grounds in the park south of the lighthouse and along the walking trail. that is where the majority of the pictures are taken. you still need to have the... More
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ketah777
September 18, 2016|
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Response from MNFrmGrl | Reviewed this property |
You would need a State Park permit to go hiking in the park. Daily permits are $5 per vehicle.
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Sandy786
November 9, 2015|
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Response from ROBERT R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandy, We were there in Sept and had quite a crowd then. Would surely call the park and check. Mary
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