Located about 13 miles (21km) northeast of Two Harbors, Gooseberry Falls State Park is one of eight state parks that make up Minnesota’s North Shore experience along Lake Superior.
Primary natural features
Known as the gateway to the north shore, Gooseberry Falls is a favorite for it’s breathtaking river gorges, waterfalls and Lake Superior Shoreline views.
Other interesting facts
Hike back to Fifth Falls, it’s worth the jaunt.
About the park
The park offers ample hiking and camping for extended visits and plenty of things to do for a quick day trip. Seasonal accommodations are as follows:
Located in Visitor Center
Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, year-round. Extended hours in the summer.
Handicapped accessible Visitor Center includes bathrooms, vending machines, interpretive displays, Nature Store, video wall and theater, touch screen kiosks, and trail center. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with extended hours during the summer.
Many in Park
Exhibits in Visitor Center and on Gateway Plaza.
Check at Visitor Center
Offered weekly, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and on a limited basis the rest of the year.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed log and stone buildings and structures throughout the park. Be sure to visit the CCC display in the Visitor Center and on Gateway Plaza.
- Snowshoe and ski rentals are available from private vendors near the park.
- Firewood In Park
Summer: available at the campground contact station. Winter: available at the Visitor Center.
- Ice Sales In Park
Running water, showers and toilets available. For more information about Gooseberry Falls State Park, Maps or to reserve a campsite visit the Minnesota DNR.