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Grand Portage State Park

Hwy 61, Grand Portage, MN
+1 218-475-2360
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Awesome State Park on the North Shore!

I recently vacationed to Duluth and Minnesota's North Shore, and I made it to 6 of the State Parks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark E
Burlington, Wisconsin
Super-Easy Trail to Spectacular Falls

Don't head up Hwy 61 and turn back. Go all the way to the border and take this easy, accessible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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Managed by the Ojibwe tribe, this area leads to Minnesota's tallest waterfalls.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“pigeon river” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Hwy 61, Grand Portage, MN
+1 218-475-2360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently vacationed to Duluth and Minnesota's North Shore, and I made it to 6 of the State Parks on the North Shore! Grand Portage State Park was awesome, and I would highly recommend. I was here on a Sunday in the late morning/early afternoon,...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't head up Hwy 61 and turn back. Go all the way to the border and take this easy, accessible trail to the most spectacular falls. Truly a must-see. Hike around the grounds too. Take the trail from the parking lot north to the river's...More

Thank DavidLou
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Escanaba, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a long shot but I left my camera at the falls. 9065539737. Falls were great, losing all the photos from trip not so great.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

like most people we stopped to see the waterfalls - fairly easy walk - beautiful forest, and the waterfall did not disappoint. wish we had longer to stay to explore more - loved the side trails!

Thank minnesotamomoftwo
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This park has the highest waterfall on MN's North Shore, Pigeon Falls. The Falls are 120 ft high and can be reached via a paved (accessible) trail that is about a half mile out one way. If you like waterfalls this is worth a stop!...More

1  Thank TJLandof10000lakes
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

See the video at the visitor center. There are many waterfalls on the hiking trails from the visitor center. The best is "High falls" which is about 1/2 mile walk on a paved trail (handicapped accessible until the end where some stair-steps are required to...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Although this state park is small in comparison to some other MN state parks, it is still definitely worth the visit. The visitor center and grounds of the park were all very well maintained, and the trails were easy to follow. If you choose to...More

Thank CreativeC14
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Breathtaking scenery, no matter the season (just dress for the weather).. One travels the north shore of Lake Superior to reach the state park, a trip that has numerous overlooks and panoramic views of the world's largest fresh water lake. Grand Portage state park has...More

Thank DKayW
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Checked out a lot of state parks along the north shore drive. This one is the last one on the road before Canada. You can see the border patrol half a block away as you turn into the park. Beautiful maintained Park, gorgeous views, paved...More

Thank dougsharonciara
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Super easy hike to an amazing view. Falls are breathtaking, trail is paved and the visitor center is informative. Small state park but incredible

1  Thank Kayla N
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Hytham E
4 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