Photograph waterfalls and explore the scenic gorges at this Minnesota state park.
Gooseberry Falls State Park is located 40 miles northeast of Duluth, Minnesota. This area was formed by Ice Age glaciers. The park features a visitor center, river gorges, scenic overlooks, trout fishing, tent and RV campgrounds, and 20 miles of hiking trails. Be sure to check out Gooseberry Falls, Upper Falls, Middle Falls, and Lower Falls during your visit. The park is completely surrounded by cedar, spruce, and aspen trees, and it is home to myriad wildlife. Gooseberry River offers abundant places to snap a picture and all visitors are encouraged to take the time to learn all about the history, geology, wildlife, plant life that exists here. This river has been documented on exploration maps as early as 1670.
In 1890, this area was used for logging, and in the 1920s, the park finally started to attract visitors for its sheer beauty. Gooseberry Falls State Park became an official Minnesota State Park in 1937. All guests are welcome to explore the visitor center, which provides interpretive exhibits, a theater, and naturalist programs during the regular tourist season (Memorial Day through Labor Day). Snowshoes, skis, and bikes are available for rental here as well. Discover this beautiful state park in northeastern Minnesota.