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Grand Portage State Park

Hwy 61, Grand Portage, MN 55605-3000
+1 218-475-2360
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Well worth the stop

They have a nice clean rest area good for picnic or a pit stop. But the trail to the falls is why... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Doug W
Nathrop, Colorado
Such great history of the fur trade days

A great place to visit. Great park staff. Easy (& free) parking. The park is fee as well... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Duluth, Minnesota
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Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest waterfalls.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“high falls” (43 reviews)
“pigeon river” (15 reviews)
“visitor center” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Hwy 61, Grand Portage, MN 55605-3000
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

They have a nice clean rest area good for picnic or a pit stop. But the trail to the falls is why you want to go. They have a great paved trail to the falls. The trial has some stairs to climb so it's not...More

1  Thank Doug W
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit. Great park staff. Easy (& free) parking. The park is fee as well. Guided tours available or walk the grounds yourself.

Thank JHeskin
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a nice state park with many hiking opportunities...a short hike to High Falls and the longer hike to Middle Falls. Definitely recommended you go and spend some time exploring in the park!

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A very easy walk on wide, paved trail and boardwalk to the High Falls -- one of the many North Shore waterfalls. I definitely recommend hiking to Middle Falls as well (about 4 miles total). There are some areas of decent elevation gain for a...More

Thank bric_0419
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We had planned a trip to see the falls from the Canadian side, but discovered that park is no longer well maintained so we crossed the border to visit the state park. We really appreciated the accessible trail to the falls, which were beautiful to...More

Thank sarahnaid
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The falls are really not that high. The trail up to the falls was a very easy walk. Nice park but a little disappointed with all the hype of the "High Falls".

Thank jeffandbrenda2016
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great afternoon exploring this free park right on the border with Canada. There are a couple fun side paths to explore on your way to the High Falls. The kids loved seeing the high falls, but were a bit disappointed that all...More

Thank Andy Z
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is by far one of the most beautiful waterfalls we've visited. I could have stood there for hours watching the water rush over the rocks. The park is very nice and the trail to the falls is paved. There is a boardwalk area, but...More

Thank Northerngirlnomore
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Great introduction to Minnesota Falls by visiting Grand Portage SP! The High Falls hike for a a simple stroll up a paved path to two amazing vantage points of the falls! I recommend that you take the extra 3.5 mile trek to middle falls! The...More

1  Thank ELFDUDE
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This was a highlight of our trip to the North Shore. Do not miss the opportunity to drive up to Grand Portage State Park. We stopped at Grand Portage National Monument, the Mount Josephine Overlook (which is stunning) and ended at Grand Portage State Park....More

1  Thank sd2travel
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Hytham E
5 August 2015|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
You have to go within half a mile of the Canadian border, and very near to the border crossing stations, but NO, you don't have to go into Canada. As you approach the border crossing heading north on highway 61, you take a... More