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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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srgauger wrote a review Oct 10
West Des Moines, Iowa265 contributions42 helpful votes
Was very impressed with the park, trails, lighthouse, and fall colors. What a special place to relax and enjoy family time. A must see in Minnesota.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Trav_LN_now wrote a review Sep 2020
Crystal Lake, Illinois504 contributions192 helpful votes
I was here in 2016. Came the second time with wife and daughter. Sad that the Covid has shut everything down. Pay your money one group at a time. Inside Lighthouse was closed. That was really cool. Can only walk around the exterior. Lighthouse keepers quarters closed. Still a nice deversion from the road where you can get out, walk around and see some cool stuff.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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traveltheworld012 wrote a review Sep 2020
Rochester, Minnesota9,685 contributions398 helpful votes
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I have been coming here to tent camp for over 40 years. Very little has changed geographically or the layout over these years, but the reservations systems has changed drastically. Back in the 1980s and 90s, one could simply arrive and secure a campsite. Now one has to reserve online up to one year in advance. My most recent experience camping was September 14-17, 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. This park is as busy as it ever was and people must social distance outdoors. No one runs the camp registration building and everything should be done in advance. The lighthouse ticket office/gift shop is open with limited access and entrance. In case anyone reading this does not know, the camping is cart-in or backpack ONLY, meaning you cannot drive your vehicle beyond the parking lot. There are 20 camp sites and for all of them you have to walk the distance with your gear. There is a Day Hill Trail (somewhat strenuous) with a fantastic view at the top and the Little Two Harbors Trail (easy) that follows the lakeshore between the campground and the lighthouse. Lakeshore campsites are in high demand but have beautiful views.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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vtxriders wrote a review Sep 2020
Missouri483 contributions168 helpful votes
Good spot for a brief stop and hike or two. Probably spent less than 2 hours here but glad we stopped.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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BVELock wrote a review Aug 2020
60 contributions15 helpful votes
I have been to Split Rock several times and have had good experiences. When I visited this time they were charging an $8 admission fee (even if you have a state park pass) to get on the lighthouse grounds but none of the buildings were even open. We ended up going to the state park grounds and hiking on the pebble beach. I wouldn’t recommend coming here until everything opens back up.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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