Gaze upon miles of North Shore coastline at the daring height of 130 feet off the Split Rock Lighthouse cliffside. Take in the charming architectural design of the lighthouse and enjoy numerous activities, such as nearby walking and hiking trails, that bring you deeper into northern Minnesota’s pristine landscape.
About Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Stop here for park-specific information as well as information about the area.
Visitor Center & MN Historical Society History Center
The Minnesota Historical Society operates the visitor center.
- May 15 – October 15: Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm
- October 16 – May 14: Open from 11 am to 4 pm, Thursday through Monday.
Interpretive ExhibitMN Historical Society History Center
The Minnesota Historical Society conducts exhibits, films, and educational programs at the center. There’s also a gift shop.
- 12 miles of hiking trails
- River and stream fishing
- Connected to 15 miles of the paved Gitchi-Gami State Trail
- 8.7 miles of fat-bike trails
- Several miles of snowshoe trails
- Split Rock River waterfalls
West Split Rock River Falls
Located along a section of the Superior Hiking Trail, Split Rock Falls offers a beautiful 20-foot waterfall. You can also find a lovely wooden bridge and a surrounding forest to hike and explore. Spring makes the best season to watch the water flow.
Stay at Split Rock
Camping options at the park include:
- Drive-in sites
- Wheelchair accessible sites
- Backpack sites
- Cart-in sites
Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site
Located within the park, the 7.6-acre Split Rock Light Station stands in the heart of the 25-acre historic site. The light station was built in 1910 and now sits as a National Historic Landmark.