Welcome to Lake County, Minnesota

Lake County in Minnesota sits along the Lake Superior North Shore from Knife River to Little Marais and extends north to the Canadian Border, near Ely, MN, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Lake County boasts four gorgeous state parks, including Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Tettegouche State Park, and George Crosby-Manitou State Park. Our state parks offer miles of scenic hiking trails featuring rivers, waterfalls, and forests.

Here, you’ll find breathtaking views of the Lake Superior shoreline, amazing lakeshore resorts, hotels, campgrounds, and endless outdoor adventures! We welcome you here in Lake County.

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Gooseberry Falls - Lower Falls
Explorer’s Guide to Waterfalls in Lake County, MN

In the wild, rugged north of Lake County, winter typically lingers into early April, which means snowy outdoor recreation continues for much of March. This year, weather experts predict that March temperatures will vary, and toward the end of the month, a blizzard could dump some significant inches along the North Shore. In early April,…

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Lake County Winter Adventure Guide

Ah, winter! While some folks curl up under a blanket and hibernate during the winter months, resilient Minnesotans find frolicking outdoors invigorating! Enjoying the outdoors during winter fights seasonal depression and improves your well-being. So, we say, bundle up and get moving! When the snow falls, northern Minnesota transforms into a winter wonderland. From snowshoeing…

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Lake Superior & The Gales of November

“When the gales of November came slashin’.” As most famously illustrated in Gordon Lightfoot’s song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” November can bring violent storms creating gale-force winds that cause gigantic waves and fury on Lake Superior. November has notably been the month where dozens of shipwrecks had occurred. Perhaps the most violent storm…

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Explore Our Four State Parks


Tettegouche State Park is the home of Palisade Head and features premier trails along Lake Superior.

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Gooseberry Falls

At Gooseberry Falls State Park you will find the upper, middle, and lower Gooseberry Falls and a hiking trail leading to Agate Beach along Lake Superior.

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George Crosby – Manitou

At George Crosby - Manitou State Park, waterfalls cascade through a volcanic canyon surrounded by forest. Hiking can be challenging, but rewarded with spectacular views.

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Split Rock Lighthouse

The historic Split Rock Lighthouse State Park features gorgeous Lake Superior views and several hiking and biking trails.

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Your Summer Awaits You In Lake County

Memories await you this summer on the North Shore.

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Keep it Local!

  SHOP LOCAL ~ SAVE RECEIPTS ~ BE ENTERED TO WIN PRIZES! Save your local Lake County shopping receipts dated November 27 – December 20. Add name and phone number to receipts from Lake County businesses and drop in a designated drop box near you. That’s it! You’re entered to win prizes!   Head to…

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