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Gooseberry Falls State Park

3206 Highway 61 East, Two Harbors, Minnesota 55616 USA

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“Pristine Minnesota Scenery in Two Harbors!”

Gooseberry Falls State Park is a state park of Minnesota, USA, on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The park is located in Silver Creek Township, about 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Two Harbors, Minnesota in Lake County on scenic Minnesota Highway 61. The Joseph N. Alexander visitor center, built in 1996, provides space for interpretive displays, a cinema screening room, and a gift shop.The park provides 70 non-electric camping sites that are available year-round. There are 18 miles (29 km) of hiking trails, including 8 miles (13 km) of mountain bike trails. The trails connect to the Superior Hiking Trail.The rustic style resources in Gooseberry Falls State Park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1941. The structures are notable for their stone construction, using red, blue, brown, and black granite. The designs were supervised by the Minnesota Central Design Office of the National Park Service and construction was supervised by two Italian stonemasons.

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10 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

5.0 Access
5.0 Location
5.0 Cleanliness
4.2 Site Quality
4.8 Noise

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Verizon 4G/5G

Confirmed by 3 users | Last reported on July 17, 2024

AT&T 4G/5G

Confirmed by 2 users | Last reported on September 19, 2023

T-Mobile 4G

Confirmed by 1 users | Last reported on July 24, 2021

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Reviewed by
pastor.ari

  • 74 Reviews
  • 62 Helpful
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0

A must stop if you're in the area. Great place to stretch your legs and cool off on a hot day by splashing in the water. You can climb all over the falls, which makes it a perfect spot for older kids or kids at heart. I've stopped here multiple times with vans full of teens and practically had to drag them out of the park.

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 21 Helpful
July 16, 2014
Rated

There are beautiful hiking trails and more falls that aren't on the main path so they aren't as crowded. On the trails there are primitive camping sites. A beautiful part of Minnesota!

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Reviewed by
mattdevero

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 17, 2024
Rated

As said, great campground with beautiful waterfall hikes right next to it. Had both pit and flushable bathroom options, and had about 2 bars of Verizon that allowed workable internet. Relatively flat spot to park (space 54) for camper van with picnic bench and fire ring. Would definitely recommend.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 54

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 5G

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Campendium

June 25, 2018
Rated

I've been coming to Gooseberry falls for years, but this was my first time camping here. What a place. If you only know it for the falls, you are missing out on some great trails, amazing cliffs views over Lake Superior and truly beautiful structures constructed by the CCC out of stone. There's no electrical hook ups, so be ready for a boondocks like experience in you are in an RV. Sites are private but on the small side. We had 59 which is right on Lake Superior, but sure to the trees you could not see the lake unless you walked over to it (about 100 yards). Fun interpretive program and friendly rangers.

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Nightly Rate: $23.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 59

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 02, 2021
Rated

We were really happy with this place. The sites were large and mostly private. The facilities were very clean and the access to hiking and biking were great. The falls are beautiful. The staff was very accommodating as well.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 10

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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AT&T 4G

Reviewed by
Trekers

  • 35 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
July 24, 2021
Rated

This was a nice campground near the Gooseberry Falls, with easy access to the trails and waterfalls right from camp.

No electricity or water for filling RVs, but fresh water is available and there is an RV dump station. Nice bathroom facilities overall but be ready for water-conserving showers that turn off quite quickly. At least the water stayed hot.

Mix of sites in terms of size, shape and layout so we saw a lot of different tent and RV combos. Dirt roads and dirt campsites did make for a dusty time during dry conditions.

Be sure to ask for the CCC map at the visitors center and then go find all the remaining structures. It's a fun hunt to go on.

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Trekers would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 15

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

T-Mobile 4G

  • 83 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 19, 2023
Rated

Reservations were easy on line but this is a popular park and would be difficult to get into in peak season. The road is gravel. It said drive in site and it was exactly that. I could drive into a small loop that was the campsite. It was so sloped that I could only get close to level with leveling blocks. No services are provided but there is a picnic table and fire pit. Nice flush toilets are nearby. AT&T had 2 bars but not enough to support serious internet work. Antenna reception was 4 poor channels. The site is close to Gooseberry Falls and the Split Rock Lighthouse.

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roadtripper6825711 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $32.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 6

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
4 Noise

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AT&T

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 09, 2021
Rated

Great place to camp if you reserve in enough time. Make sure you check out fifth falls trail.

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Reviewed by
meeha049

  • 19 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 02, 2017
Rated 5.0

Have to see. There is upper, middle, and low falls

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Reviewed by
tdewing

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 03, 2016
Rated 5.0

My very first camping experience as a we lad many years ago was here. My family camped here for many years. I believe I cold still walk the trails from memory. My daughter has instructions to spread my ashes in yet his beautiful park.

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Gooseberry Falls State Park

3206 Highway 61 East
Two Harbors, Minnesota
55616 USA
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70
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