Gooseberry Falls State Park

               
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Area and County

Lake County

 

 

 


Size

1,682 acres statutory, 1,661 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR Summer Map

 
Park Office

N47 8.421, W91 28.173

 
Hiking Trails

20 miles

1 mile handicapped accessible

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Northern Superior Uplands

Subsection(s)

North Shore Highlands

Land Type Association(s)

Split Rock Till Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

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)


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Links

Minnesota DNR


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Visits

5/26/2011

   

 

 

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This is likely the most frequented park in Minnesota because it offers easy access, good hiking, great views and often friendly wildlife near the visitor center.

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Park Entrance

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Middle Falls

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Upper Falls

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Gooseberry Falls State Park

 
     
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Published on Oct 28, 2013

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Published on Feb 10, 2014

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Published on Mar 3, 2014

Minnesota DNR says: "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."

Season: Winter
Year Opened: 1937
Size: 1,682 Acres
Annual Visits: 630,269

More Info: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/gooseberry_falls

 
     
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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!

 
     
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5 guys, beer, food, hiking, lake Superior, no rain(!), campfires, music, etc.

 
     

 

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Birds

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

 

Endangered

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

 

Threatened

 

 

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)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist


Plants

Eight plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and one species on the watch list are found here:

 

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)

Wolf’s bluegrass (Poa wolfii)

 

Watch list

eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas (Bell Museum of Natural History) Plant List

 
 

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


 

 

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