Welcome to Lake County, Minnesota

Lake County in MN 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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Ultimate North Shore Road Trip in Lake County, MN

Plan the Ultimate North Shore Road Trip through Lake County, MN this summer and be wowed by its ancient cliffs, hidden beaches, and stunning vistas. It’s home to iconic parks, quaint towns, and expansive wilderness. It’s where people go to watch the ships and savor a perfect slice of pie. Cozy up in lake view…

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

In early April, the spring melt gives way to raging waterfalls that start to erase the last remnants of winter. Although several outdoor activities halt in early spring, exploring Lake County’s four state parks and the beautiful waterfalls can be a satisfying adventure. Did you know that there are more than 12 waterfalls in Lake…

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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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Explore Our Four State Parks

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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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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Split Rock Lighthouse

The historic Split Rock Lighthouse State Park features gorgeous Lake Superior views and miles of 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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