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Gooseberry Falls State Park is named for the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls of the Gooseberry River. The waterfalls are a short walk from the visitor center, and two other falls can be seen with longer hikes. There are trails for every level of ability that explore lush forest, home to a diverse variety of birds, mammals, and plants. Discover a gorge and Agate Beach with a rocky shoreline that reveals the regions volcanic and ice age past. While here, admire the extraordinary craftsmanship of rock walls such as “Castle in the Park” wall, fireplaces, and other structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. There is a self-guided tour map to learn about and see them all. Stop at the Joseph N. Alexander Visitor Center for information, interpretive displays, and nature shop. Stay overnight RV and tent camping featuring wheelchair accessible sites and a kayak site. The park is also an access point to the Superior Hiking Trail and the Gitchi-Gami State Trail. The 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail begins on the Wisconsin/Minnesota border and travels to Grand Marais. The trail is well-marked, has numerous campgrounds along the way, and access every 6-10 miles. The Gitchi-Gami State Trail, is not yet fully complete, but ultimately will be an 89-mile non-motorized, paved recreational trail between Two Harbors and Grand Marais. Check the GGST website for sections that are already open. There is fee for vehicles entering Minnesota State Parks.
3206 Highway 61 East
Two Harbors, MN
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