Gooseberry Falls State Park3206 Highway 61 East
Two Harbors, MN 55616
From the town of Two Harbors, follow State Highway 61 northeast approximately 13 miles to the park.Get Directions
This popular North Shore park features spectacular waterfalls, scenic overlooks, a wonderful visitor center and superb trout fishing. Be sure to take in an interpretive program to learn more about the history, geology and wildlife of the North Shore. Park has campground, 20 miles hiking trails, 12 miles cross-country ski, 2 miles snowmobile trails. Trails run along the Gooseberry River, through aspen, cedar, spruce & pine forests. Mostly intermediate trails. There are only a few plowed winter tenting sites. Be advised that showers and flush toilets are also not available in winter, however there are still vault toilets for camper use.
Hours & DatesPhone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr-Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily; Oct-Mar, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon - Fri and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat & Sun CT.
- Daily camping maximum: $23.00
- Daily camping minimum: $17.00
Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Children's programs (scheduled, supervised)
- Evening entertainment (regularly scheduled)
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of RV/trailer-only sites: 3
- Number of tent or RV/trailer sites: 60
- Number of tent-only sites: 6
- Total number of campsites: 69
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 4
- Camping accessible to disabled
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hot showers in campground
- Lodge/central building
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Pull-through sites
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 1523 reviews
We enjoyed the park even though the falls were not as full as they would have been back in May or June. We saw beautiful views and hiked down to the water's edge to build rock sculptures.
— Laurene M, August 10, 2020
The Gooseberry Falls were gorgeous to look at; however, I counted 18 people in a small area without masks looking at the falls. We were walking to our car; therefore, we were exiting and could stay...
— Calitripgirl, August 8, 2020
Very touristy and felt more like a tourist attraction than a natural park. The calls were pretty but there was a ton of rifraf throwing trash around and being loud.
— Karliesjz, August 7, 2020
I so Love Gooseberry Falls SP! I highly recommend going to the falls early in the day! There is no way to social distance into the trails around the falls. Once you are away from the falls it’s...
— 153briannaf, August 7, 2020
we spent three days along the north shore and visited several of the parks, and though gooseberry falls was really pretty, it was definitely a bit too crowded for our taste. and it was less of a hike...
— mshalvy, August 6, 2020