Travel to Duluth and North Shore
Duluth and the North Shore of Lake Superior, popular travel destinations, are open to visitors as usual. The widely reported flooding from a June 19-20 deluge caused some localized damage, but travel to these areas is largely unaffected. Hotels, resorts and restaurants are busy serving their summer visitors, and Duluth is gearing up for Fourth Fest, with concerts, a carnival and fireworks on the 4th of July.
Interstate 35 and Highway 61 are open for travel to Duluth and the North Shore. Major tourism areas in Duluth, including downtown and the Canal Park area, are fully open.
Most highways in the Duluth area are open; the few closed roads have detours in place. Only Hwy. 210 within Jay Cook State Park is completely closed. Work is underway to repair flood-damaged roads and bridges, so check for the latest information on road closings. For information on current road closings, go to www.511mn.org or http://www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/
Jay Cooke State Park near Carlton, just south of Duluth, is closed until further notice due to flood damage. The section of the Willard Munger Trail between Carlton and Duluth is also closed because of damage due to flooding. All other state parks along the North Shore are open, although in some of these parks, some trails and facilities are closed due to flood damage. For current information on state parks, see www.dnr.state.mn.us