Gooseberry Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide

Minnesota

The immense scenic beauty of Gooseberry Falls State Park near Two Harbors, Minnesota, draws visitors throughout the year. You can see that beauty when you bring your bike and ride along the trails. There are also numerous hiking trails, including options that lead to the waterfall and around historic structures. At the on-site nature store, you can stock up on the tools you need to explore this park. You'll also want to join the naturalists for their regular programs. This park is located about 177 miles north of St. Paul, 30 miles northeast of Duluth and nine miles northeast of Knife River.

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Weather
Spring 28-47 F
Summer 50-70 F
Fall 40-60 F
Winter 10-27 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Gooseberry Falls State Park

With so many interesting attractions and campgrounds in the surrounding area, you will find your trip time disappearing quickly. The best way to take advantage of every second is by staying in an RV. Get a rental on RVshare.com if you do not own one.

Burlington Bay Campground

Camp on the beautiful grassy spots at the city-owned Burlington Bay Campground. Rates start at about $28 per night at this campground, which is open from mid-March to early October.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Close to stores and restaurants

Penmarallter Campground

Penmarallter Campground has spacious sites. Furthermore, the owners live on the property, so you can expect great service. Rates start at about $28 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Shower house, picnic tables, fire rings

Knife River Campground

Located within walking distance of Knife River Beach, Knife River Campground offers seasonal camping rates. This campground is also across the street from the Superior Hiking Trail.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Shower house, picnic tables, fire rings

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What to Do at
Gooseberry Falls State Park

Inside Gooseberry Falls State Park

You can enjoy a picnic at the park before heading out on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail, which has a trail segment that leads to Gooseberry Falls. Bring along your bike to explore the paths. You can also bike or hike to see many historic buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Take advantage of this park’s easy access to Lake Superior for some fishing fun. If you're interested in learning more about this area’s ecology, see one of the park's naturalists.

Outside Gooseberry Falls State Park

Two Harbors is the nearest city, and it has about 3,500 residents. A bit farther down the road is Duluth, which is the largest city in the area. When visiting Gooseberry Falls State Park, consider the following restaurants, shops and things to see.

Restaurants

Cedar Coffee Company

Cedar Coffee Company is nestled in a large cedar grove. They offer a wide range of breakfast sandwiches and pastries in the morning and a selection of wraps and salads for lunch. You can also choose one of their specials and a bottle of wine for a ready-to-go picnic.

Type: American

Location: 1130 11th St, Twin Harbors, MN 55616

Vanilla Bean Restaurant

Brunch is served all day at Vanilla Bean Restaurant. Some of the popular menu items include Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, oven-baked omelets, and bacon-wrapped mini-doughnuts. Enjoy them with a Bloody Mary.

Type: Brunch

Location: 812 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Northshore Pizza Café

Get your favorite hand-tossed pizzas, salads, appetizers, and more from Northshore Pizza Café. You can also get bottled beverages. End your meal with a favorite ice cream dessert.

Type: Italian

Location: 802 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

McQuade's Pub and Grill

McQuade’s Pub and Grill is the only full-service restaurant in downtown Twin Harbors. Consider starting your meal with an appetizer, like mussels, cheese curds, or fried wings. Main course options include salmon, walleye, chicken, and filet mignon. You can always opt for a delicious hamburger or fresh salad instead.

Type: American

Location: 602 1st Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Black Woods Bar and Grill

At Black Woods Bar and Grill, you will often find the restaurant owners working alongside the staff. Find your favorite comfort foods, like meatloaf and pot pies, prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Many gluten-free and vegetarian options are on the menu.

Type: American

Location: 312 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Shopping

Weldon's Gift Shop

You'll be greeted by a 50-foot tall rooster that proudly stands in front of Weldon’s Gift Shop. Inside, you can find souvenirs, T-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, moccasins, and jewelry.

Location: 1065 MN-61, Two Harbors, MN 55616

North Shore Architectural Antiques

Find architectural antiques from notable local buildings dating from the 1850s to the 1950s at North Shore Architectural Antiques. Many pieces have Victorian Arts & Crafts or early Art Deco design elements. If you do not want to take the item with you while camping, they'll gladly ship it to anywhere throughout the United States.

Location: 224 7th St, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Agate City

At Agate City, you can purchase fine jewelry made with Lake Superior agates, thomsonite, and greenstone. They also offer silver and gold handcrafted rings, earrings, necklaces, and more. 

Location: 721 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Moose Cellaneous Gifts

The mother and daughter team at Moose Cellaneous Gifts provides patrons with a wide variety of North Woods-inspired merchandise. You can get apparel, health and beauty products, home décor, and more. 

Location: 603 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Agate Bay Outfitters

At Agate Bay Outfitters, you'll find all the clothing you need, including winter hats, mittens and scarves. If you're planning a meeting or event, contact them about their custom-made T-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants. You can also find a wide range of novelty items, including postcards, candles, mugs and stuffed animals. 

Location: 812 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Sightseeing

Two Harbors Lighthouse Museum

This light station is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on Minnesota's North Shore. At the museum, you can see many exhibits related to its history and the history of Lake County when you venture inside. They also have a gift shop. 

Location: 520 S Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Agate Bay Beach

This rocky beach on Lake Superior’s shores features a pier that's perfect for picture-taking. There's also a lighthouse located nearby.

Location: Two Harbors, MN 55616

3M Birthplace Museum

See the law office where five men each invested $1,000 in 1902 to form what has become 3M. You can view many of the products the company makes and learn more about their history when you visit the 3M Birthplace Museum. 

Location: 203 Waterfront Dr, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Lake County Historical Society Depot Museum

Learn more about local Native American culture, mining and logging by visiting the Lake County Historical Society Depot Museum. Inside this two-story depot, which was the third one built in the state, you can also view old children’s toys and learn about the area’s first settlers. 

Location: 520 South Ave #1, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Burlington Bay Beach

Enjoy a day at Burlington Bay Beach. Trash receptacles are available, so bring a picnic lunch and your favorite beach toys. 

Location: Twin Harbors, MN

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How to Get to
Gooseberry Falls State Park

It is easy to get to Gooseberry Falls State Park from Twin Harbors. Take 6th Street/Waterfront Drive to Minnesota 61. Turn right and follow the highway up the coastline until you reach County Highway 1. You'll turn right and continue on Highway 1 until you reach the park. 

Entering Gooseberry Falls State Park

This park is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Store hours may vary.

Per person : $7

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