On the north shore of Lake Superior, Gooseberry Falls State Park is known for recreational trails, waterfalls, river gorges, and overlook sites.
Located in the region of North Shore on Lake Superior is where you will find Gooseberry Falls State Park. To get here, follow the scenic Minnesota Highway 61. The park features a visitor center, river gorges, scenic overlooks, trout fishing, and much more. The park features 20 miles of beautiful recreational trails to explore. This park boasts trails for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The state park features four stunning waterfalls; Gooseberry Falls, Upper Falls, Middle Falls, and Lower Falls. The park is completely surrounded by cedar, spruce, and aspen trees, and it is the home of hundreds of species of animals that can be seen throughout the entire park. The Gooseberry River flows throughout this state park, and it offers abundant opportunities to snap some lovely pictures. Visitors are encouraged to come prepared and to take the time to learn all about the history, geology, wildlife, plant life that exists here. The Gooseberry River has been documented on exploration maps since as early as 1670. In 1890, the area was used for logging, and around the year 1920, the park finally started to attract visitors for its sheer beauty. Gooseberry Park became an official Minnesota State Park in 1937. The area was formed by the splitting crust and Ice Age glaciers, and erosion today continues to shape this North Shore park.
There is a park office which is open to visitors from 9 am to 4 pm. There is a visitor center that provides interpretive exhibits, a theater, and naturalist programs during the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Snowshoes, skis, and bikes are available for rental here, as well. There is a gift shop that is open from 9 am to 4 pm and that offers great souvenirs you can bring home as a memento from your trip.
Camping is available at designated campgrounds, and there are sites available for pull-through RVs. There is a wide variety of tent sites offered here at Gooseberry State Park, too. For more information, visitors can download the Gooseberry app or contact the park between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.