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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616
+1 218-595-7100
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Great place to stop and get your feet wet in the summer

I've been going to Gooseberry Falls for over 50 years and I still enjoy stopping there and walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Branch, Minnesota
Beautiful but crowded

This park is absolutely beautiful as the pictures prove! The falls are impressive and the trails... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal for trout fishing.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616
+1 218-595-7100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Gooseberry Falls for over 50 years and I still enjoy stopping there and walking the paths and the falls in the summer. It's really a special sight in the winter months although very slick on the trails. If you can catch...More

Thank spaulmn2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is absolutely beautiful as the pictures prove! The falls are impressive and the trails provide ample opportunities to see them from all different views. It's a perfect park for day hiking, and the surrounding area of Two Harbors is always beautiful and full...More

Thank galenschulz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked at the bottom lot so that we could go on the Gitchi - Gamibike bike trail after visiting the falls. We hiked all the way up to the falls. Beautiful hike. We didn't pass many people on the way up so we didn't...More

Thank Whitney S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husbands and mine favorite place to go in the summer. Lake Superior is the next best thing to the ocean. Beautiful views within the parks. Great place to hike, see the falls or have a picnic. Great place to visit in all the seasons.

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been there in over 20 year. Took my Grandkids in Aug. We had a wonderful time hiking the trails down to Lake Superior and seeing the Falls. You can walk across at the base of the Falls. There's a walking bridge too. Lots of...More

Thank NailGodess
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The falls are as beautiful frozen as they are in the summer. But, I recommend Yak Traks or some other traction enhancement for your boots because the stairs and ramps are icy in winter. A lot of people just walked carefully and held the railings.

Thank minnesotayoung
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Because this state park is shared with a roadside rest you can easily access the hiking trails from the parking lot. The visitor center has clean bathrooms, a gift shop, park display and a fireplace to warm yourself up on cold days. There is a...More

Thank 115Pete_F
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Gooseberry Falls is such a scenic park on Superiors north shore. The park and trails are well maintained and provide beautiful hiking and photo opportunities!

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I remember years ago prior to MN building this state park, people would just pull off the road onto the shoulder and park. I'm surprised more people hit. The state park takes everyone off of the roadway. They have a beautiful information center. They have...More

Thank mcleanm
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is one of our favorite campgrounds! The campground books up fast, but it's perfect for families that are car camping. Our site was good, near enough to the bathrooms for little ones making middle of the night potty trips but far enough away to...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Trista D
30 January 2018|
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Response from minnesotayoung | Reviewed this property |
All of the trails are open. But they are not plowed. A lot of people go, so the snow is pretty well packed down. For that reason, it can get slippery on the stairs. The accessibility ramps were a bit easier to walk... More
27 May 2017|
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Response from marcasch | Reviewed this property |
At the Falls parking lot if there is space.
Annelies S
29 April 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
It looks like you can buy a one day permit for $5.00 or a year long permit for all 75 parks for $25.00. when we went I didn't know that, drove in, enjoyed the park and left. I didn't see any signs, but found the fees on the... More