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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616
+1 218-595-7100
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A must see

Very fun experience with my wife and children age 7 & 4. My wife and I had visited without the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carl S
via mobile
Very beautiful

We initially were going to do the shortest of the hikes because it was rainy, but the park was so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616
+1 218-595-7100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very fun experience with my wife and children age 7 & 4. My wife and I had visited without the kids a few years back and it seemed better to be with the kids and see the excitement in them. Wear good shoes as you...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We initially were going to do the shortest of the hikes because it was rainy, but the park was so beautiful we did the longest even with the rainy weather. We couldn't get enough of this park, it might have even been one of our...More

Thank journey2fifty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed walking the trails at Gooseberry Falls! Gorgeous area!! The falls are beautiful! Gift shop has an interesting variety of items. Hiking trails are easy to follow.

Thank millarwd
Reviewed 1 week ago

we used to stop when you would park along hwy 61. first visit with the new visitor center parking area. didn't know there were 2 hour limits there. so we went down into the park and hiked out from one of the old CCC building...More

1  Thank Daveptaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for hiking and to enjoy the view of the falls. Be prepared to walk for a long time. Nice scenery.

Thank 12Axel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Falls are stunning reticulate in the spring when you have hot water flows. Access is easy it is right on Highway 61 there are a number of things to do on the North shore of which of this is one that should not be...More

Thank marcasch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views no matter what season it is! This is a great place to enjoy in the summer or in the winter as the falls freeze and look really cool! If you're a risk taker you can get upclose and personal with the falls and...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Gooseberry Falls a few times now, and every time I go I have a great time. I love hiking around the falls, and I feel like I see something new every time. This park is definitely worth the visit.

1  Thank CreativeC14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see! There is a loop around the falls (there are three) and it is all well maintained. Free parking at the visitor center. Amazing views! Great look out points for observation and pictures. They even let you go out onto the...More

1  Thank Andrea E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see! The trails are fairly easy to hike, but the views will have you stopping quite often to take in the scenery. Explore and enjoy!

Thank Ryan B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
will have 10 year old girls along and may need more than 2 hours after driving so far..where can I park longer
27 May 2017|
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Response from marcasch | Reviewed this property |
At the Falls parking lot if there is space.
Annelies S
Just wondering if you need a pass or anything to go to the State Parks?
29 April 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
It looks like you can buy a one day permit for $5.00 or a year long permit for all 75 parks for $25.00. when we went I didn't know that, drove in, enjoyed the park and left. I didn't see any signs, but found the fees on the... More
When is the water level at its highest for swimming below the falls?
2 May 2016|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
The easy answer is this: the highest levels would be after a significant rainfall. I don't think the water flow is controlled by a dam upstream. Sorry I can't be of more help. Call the visitor center for a realistic answer... More