Where to go: Hit any of the trails in the park for great views of the few remaining fall colors along with plenty of water and wildlife! The lakeside trails have been prime in recent days with slow rolling waves soothingly crashing the Lake Superior shoreline.
What you'll see: We are past peak but a few colors remain. The limited number of Tamarack trees in the park are sporting their amazingly bright beautiful yellow needle-like leaves. Some scattered aspen and shrubbery are still holding a slim display of foliage.
Also of interest: Did you know Tamarack is the only conifer in Minnesota that sheds all its leaves each fall? Check out this link for more information on this unique and often overlooked tree! http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/trees_shrubs/conifers/tamarack.htmlLast updated: October 16, 2012
Canít decide between a one-day or year-round park permit? The DNR has a special offer that can help. Start by purchasing a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as possible. After visiting the state parks, trade in the one-day permit by the end of that day and get $5 off the purchase of a year-round permit. Year-round permits, which cost $25, provide unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.
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3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
Located about 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors on MN Highway 61.
Phone: 218-595-ROCK (7625)
Best time to contact the park: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with extended hours during the summer season. As of 5/3/13, the park phone # has changed to 218-595-ROCK.