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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6377
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Not a go spot for handicap people.

Parking was terrible. We had a RV which have RV parking, but it was so busy that they allowed two... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Austin, Minnesota
Iconic Structure and Views

I went off season, and considering when I got there my car was the only one in the lot, was a good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff T
Madison, 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 good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020
+1 218-226-6377
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Parking was terrible. We had a RV which have RV parking, but it was so busy that they allowed two cars to park in the RV and bus parking spots. We even talked to security and they would not help us. We finally found a...More

Thank Vako1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went off season, and considering when I got there my car was the only one in the lot, was a good choice. This park is set up to receive a lot of people. As a state park it requires an admission. There is a...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not clear as to why I keep having to rate my trip to Split Rock cafe. I have already reviewed this place twice. It is an excellent place to visit. I enjoyed the women in the kitchen who were dressed up in the garb...More

Thank aedarshani5
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We camped at the Split Rock Lighthouse campgrounds for a couple of nights in early Sept. The campgrounds are VERY impressive. These sites book up months in advance, but we got lucky on a cancellation. We stayed in site #2, which is close to the...More

Thank Lakesidemn
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Even on one of the busiest weekends of the year, the park offered quiet places to both hike or just stroll along Lake Superior. And amazing views from a couple lookouts requiring some uphill efforts. Great camping and picnic areas.

Thank mplsal
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! Loved the location, loved the history. Don't miss the walk down the tram trail. The look back up is historic.

Thank Al H
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This state park with the lighthouse makes a nice stop or break while traveling. The park and lighthouse are right on Lake Superior. I believe you can camp here as well. We enjoyed our time here....I am sorry ladyme1 felt so negative in her review...we...More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We toured the lighthouse and then camped at hike-in site 3 this past weekend. The site is right on Lake Superior. The kids loved throwing rocks for hours on end and we enjoyed the sound of crashing waves throughout our stay.

Thank karlakorea
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a great place top hike with exquisite views. Any amateur photographer will have a great time here. Wear comfortable shoes and allow plenty of time..

Thank tommyboyks
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The day were drove by the lighthouse it was raining and visibility was poor. We decided not the do the tour of the lighthouse and just visited the gift shop.

Thank cuzn
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7 September 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
18 September 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.
9 November 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