The Search for Agates


Whether it is igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic, Lake County has the rocks you are looking for. Rockhounding is a great activity to get you outside during the summer.

The North Shore is the best place to find the most unique rocks in the county. In lake county Minnesota there is no shortage on rocks. Whether you’re looking for chert, Agates, basalt, or porphyry the North Shore offers it all. Come on up and start Rockhounding!

Rocks are plentiful around Lake Superior and you will find new ones every day as the wave crash the shore. Be sure to stop at all nine major beaches in Lake County to better your odds of finding the rare rock you have been searching for.

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north shore ROCKY beaches

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Thompson Beach

At Thompson Beach, located about 15 miles north of Two Harbors, you’ll find a pebbly, secluded Lake Superior shoreline. This beach is only accessible by ...
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Pebble Beach – Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Pebble Beach delivers the photographic, one-of-a-kind view of the Split Rock Lighthouse. Just a short hike through Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, the scenic pebble ...
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Flood Bay Beach Wayside

Flood Bay Beach Wayside

Flood Bay Beach Wayside makes a great place to stretch your legs and graze the sand for agates and sea glass. Flood Bay Beach is ...
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Crystal Bay Beach & Sea Cave

Just north along 61 and past the HWY 1 junction, the cobblestone Crystal Bay Beach provides a scenic view of one of Lake Superior’s largest ...
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Kelsey Beach

Kelsey Beach on Lake Superior’s North Shore is a relaxing pebble beach with lovely scenic views of the rocky coast. It sits across from the ...
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Knife River Marina & Beach

Visit the Knife River Marina Beach to relax in the sand, picnic, or rockhound for agates. Knife River Rock Beach is also just down the ...
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agate bay beach

Agate Bay Beach

Agate Bay is a rocky lakeside beach with a long pier leading to a lighthouse. It offers a newly renovated boat ramp with some of ...
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Burlington Bay Beach

Burlington Bay is a laid-back bay North Shore beach offering rocky & sandy shorelines. In the summer, it’s a perfect spot to launch a kayak ...
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Gooseberry Falls State Park – Agate Beach

Agate Beach is a rocky Lake Superior pebble beach located within Gooseberry Falls State Park. Hike along the Gooseberry River down to the mouth as ...
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Baptism River Beach – Tettegouche State Park

A rare pebble beach, fully enclosed by rocky cliffs, the Baptism River Beach at Tettegouche provides visitors with a lovely area to stroll, skip rocks, ...
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