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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616
+1 218-595-7100
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Besides the beautiful falls, which has multiple levels you can hike to, there are lots of rocks... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Gooseberry Falls Attract Climbers

Beautiful Falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park are a must see. Although, too many take it upon... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Michele D
Saint Clair, Michigan
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This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal for trout fishing.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 55616
+1 218-595-7100
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Besides the beautiful falls, which has multiple levels you can hike to, there are lots of rocks sticking out of the water (at least when it's not running high) that you can hope across to get different views. My kids loved wading in some of...More

Thank Vicki69072
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Beautiful Falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park are a must see. Although, too many take it upon themselves to walk all over the rocks and into the falls themselves, as if this is what one is supposed to do! When I visit beautiful, natural falls...More

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had a one night camping trip on our way to Isla Royale. Our trip was in August. When we arrived it was raining a little bit so we ended up doing a bunch of hiking early on the trip. During the middle of our...More

Thank Shirleen S
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Gooseberry is a right of passage while on the North Shore. There are always lots of people, so don't expect it to be a "peace and quiet" sort of experience. Hike around, even pack a snack or a lunch and find a spot to sit...More

Thank nate w
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Our family lived our visit to Gooseberry Falls! Our visit was framed with an utterly gorgeous day of sun and 75 degree weather. We were able to thoroughly the trails, falls, and natural beauty. Vigorous climbing and trails require some decent stamina and good shoes....More

Thank saradoll81
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Take a gorgeous summer day and trek the falls, be prepared to dip your toes and enjoy the streams and falls. There's lower falls, middle falls and upper falls - with great trails to hike and gorgeous vantage points. We waded in the streams and...More

Thank Tami J
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Excellent place for a rest stop, visit, camping, a picnic, or a hike! Be sure if you are going to do a longer hike to bring water as you can hook up to the Superior Hiking trail. Beautiful!

Thank souldancer2
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Falls are very nice...lots lots lots of people. Go very early or late in day. Campground sites are nice and secluded. Visitor center is ok to below average for the amount of people at this park. Probably wouldn't visit again. Once is good enough. Nice...More

Thank brandonb937
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The waterfalls were nice, although in August 2016, they were lacking water. Several areas were handicapped accessible. For someone like me who is used to crowded national parks, Gooseberry was a pleasant change of pace.

Thank Coleen W
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were spending the day driving the north shore and stopped at gooseberry falls along the way. So glad we stopped, nice trails with easy access to the falls. Lots of families out, many with dogs enjoying wading in the area at...More

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26 May 2017|
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Response from marcasch | Reviewed this property |
At the Falls parking lot if there is space.
Annelies S
28 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
1 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