Gooseberry Falls State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: (See notes below for drinking water and bathroom facilities.)

Drinking Water: Drinking water is available year-round at the Visitor Center. Water will be available in the rest of the park as indicated under 'Bathroom Facilities'.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilets are available year-round in the Visitor Center. These facilities are wheelchair accessible. Vault toilets are available year-round throughout the park. The water is off and restrooms are closed for the season as of 10/23/17.

Showers: The campground has two modern shower buildings - the Upper and Lower Sanitation buildings. See 'Bathroom' notes for fall closing/spring opening dates.

Dump Station: The dump station is now closed for the season.


Campgrounds: The park has 69 non-electric sites. Camping is available year-round. Three group campsites are also available. After snowfall, all but 2 or 3 campsites are walk-in only (campground roads are not plowed). When our campground office is closed, firewood is available at the Visitor Center until 9 p.m. (front desk or Greenview office at the end of the hall).

Electric Sites: No electric sites at this park.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Trail Notes: Gooseberry has 20 miles of hiking trail, including 1 mile of trail that is wheelchair accessible. The accessible trail begins at the Visitor Center and extends to the main falls area. Non-accessible park trails connect with the Superior Hiking Trail. In winter, the park offers 12 miles of groomed cross-country ski trail (with one large loop - about 1 mile - of skate ski trail), 2 miles of snowmobile trail and a half mile of winter hiking trail. Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park except on groomed ski trails. The park has a designated snowshoe trail approximately 2.5 miles in length that is marked but not groomed. Fat bikes are not allowed at this park, but are welcome just up the road at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. The paved Gitchi Gami bike trail is being developed on the north shore, and is now connected to Gooseberry Falls State Park (please see 'Visitor Alert' notes for more information).

Season Rentals: Two shelters in the park are available for rent. Call the park for more information or see the Recreation Facilities section of this web site.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Many programs are offered each week from Memorial Day - Labor Day and on a limited basis at other times.