Gooseberry Falls State Park

 

 

     
 
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Location
 
 

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Summer Map

 
         
 

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Size

 
 

1,682 acres statutory, 1,661 owned

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

3206 Highway 61 East
Two Harbors, MN 55616

N47 8.421, W91 28.173

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 
         
 

Driving Directions

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          Lake County  
          Northeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

20 miles

1 mile handicapped accessible

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province     Laurentian Mixed Forest Province    
  Ecological Section     Northern Superior Uplands    
  Ecological Subsection     North Shore Highlands    
  Land Type Associations     Split Rock Till Plain    
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

Aspen - Birch Forest: Hardwood Subtype

Exposed Mafic Cliff (Lake Superior)

Gravel/Cobble Beach (Lake Superior)

Lake Superior Rocky Shore

Sedge Meadow: Bluejoint Subtype

Upland White Cedar Forest

Wet Mafic Cliff (Northern)

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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Other Videos
 
  A Walk in the Park: Gooseberry Falls
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Jun 12, 2017

Gooseberry Falls is the gateway to the North Shore. It is known for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, Lake Superior shoreline, Civilian Conservation Corps log and stone structures, and north woods wildlife.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00172#homepage

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  Gooseberry Falls State Park - Video Tour
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http://OpenRoadAdventures.biz - Take this video tour of Gooseberry Falls on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. If you haven't been to Gooseberry Falls, you'll want to go. If you have been to Gooseberry Falls, you'll want to go back. Visit www.OpenRoadAdventures.biz for more on Gooseberry Falls State Park in Minnesota and to see our Minnesota Audio Tours.

   
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Just a few clips & photos of Minnesota's Gooseberry Falls!

   
  North Shore Camping, Fall 2009. Gooseberry Falls State Park, MN (edited version)
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5 guys, beer, food, hiking, lake Superior, no rain(!), campfires, music, etc.

   

 

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Ruth M King

 
 

Mammals

 
  Franklin’s ground squirrel (Poliocitellus franklinii)      
 

Lane Keller

 
 

Reptiles

 
  ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus)   ring-necked snake  
 

Becky Utecht

 
 

Mammals

 
  Franklin’s ground squirrel (Poliocitellus franklinii)   Franklin’s ground squirrel  
           
 
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Visits

5/26/2011                
 
 

Birds

 
 

Seven bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
         
 

Fishes

 
 

One fish species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

lake chub (Couesius plumbeus)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

Eight plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Endangered

pale sedge (Carex pallescens)

Threatened

alpine woodsia (Woodsia alpina)

longleaf arnica (Arnica lonchophylla)

smooth woodsia (Woodsia glabella)

Special Concern

common butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris ssp. vulgaris)

Douglas hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii)

Fernald’s false manna grass (Torreyochloa pallida var. fernaldii)

Hudson Bay eyebright (Euphrasia hudsoniana var. ramosior)

least moonwort (Botrychium simplex)

pale moonwort (Botrychium pallidum)

Wolf’s bluegrass (Poa wolfii)

 
 

 

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp FPn73a

Aspen - Birch Forest: Hardwood Subtype FDn43b2

Exposed Mafic Cliff (Lake Superior) CTu22a

Gravel/Cobble Beach (Lake Superior) LKu32e

Lake Superior Rocky Shore LKu43

Sedge Meadow: Bluejoint Subtype WMn82b1

Upland White Cedar Forest FDn43c

Wet Mafic Cliff (Northern) CTn42a

     
 

Reptiles

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
         

 

 

Binoculars

 

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