Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Two Harbors

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is a state park of Minnesota on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is best known for the picturesque Split Rock Lighthouse, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States. Built by the United States Lighthouse Service in 1910, the lighthouse and some adjacent buildings have been restored and the Minnesota Historical Society operates them as a museum. The 2,200-acre (890 ha) state park offers a unique cart-in campground and scenic trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, and bicycling.

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  • The lighthouse is said to be the most photographed location in the state and is managed by the MN Historical Society. They list current hours daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. MN State Parks are open...  more »
  • This campground is fantastic! The cart-in sites are easy to get to and also secluded so you don't hear other campers. We were in C11 right next to the water and also close enough to restrooms for the....  more »
  • Well worth the price of admission. We spent twice as long here as anticipated because it was so awesome. Amazing views, lots of informative displays. Access to Lake Superior. Will definitely return if we are ever back in this part of the country.
  • Well worth the $10/person to get in. Absolutely beautiful views of the water and of the lighthouse! Several buildings are open for guided or self-guided tours and there are actors dressed for the times. Only problem we ran into was that guided tours ended at 5:00 and there were no signs stating that. We arrived at 5:20 and waited 20 minutes for a tour before we realized there weren't any more for the day.

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