Split Rock Lighthouse

Winter Map and Guide

brochure Split Rock Lighthouse - Winter Map and Guide

Winter Map of Split Rock Lighthouse State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).

MAP AND GUIDE: SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK 3755 SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE ROAD TWO HARBORS, MN 55616 LAKE COUNTY • 218-595-7625 VISITOR TIPS • The Lighthouse Historic Site is operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. Their visitor center is open limited hours in winter (mnhs.org/splitrock). • Groomed fat bike trails are also open to snowshoers, use caution. • River ice is never safe, enjoy the river from the Superior Hiking Trail. • Drones are not permitted in the historic site or the park. • In an emergency call 911 and alert park staff. • Non-emergency sheriff’s number: 218-834-8385. ONLY HAVE AN HOUR? • Walk the grounds of the Lighthouse Historic Site. • Plan a winter adventure based out of the Trail Center. This warming area has a wood stove and a great view of the shore. • Take a fat-bike ride along the lakeshore. LOOKING FOR MORE TO EXPLORE DURING YOUR STAY? VISIT MNDNR.GOV/SPLITROCKLIGHTHOUSE SO EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE PARK... ABOUT THE PARK Split Rock Lighthouse became a necessity in 1905 when a storm wrecked six ships within a dozen miles of the Split Rock River. The historic lighthouse sits on a 130-foot anorthosite cliff pushed up by magma within the Midcontinent Rift over a billion years ago. The combination creates a stunning setting that visitors come from around the world to see. The Minnesota Historical Society manages the Lighthouse Historic Site and the state park manages 2,200 acres around it. Visit and explore the cart-in campground, rugged trails, Lake Superior shoreline, Split Rock River, and Gold Rock Point. A FULL SET OF STATE PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS IS AVAILABLE AT MNDNR.GOV. PARK OPEN 8 a.m.–10 p.m. daily. The Lighthouse Historic Site closes at dusk. VEHICLE PERMITS Permits required; purchase at park office. Vehicle permits are required at the Lighthouse Historic Site when tours are not being offered. PETS WELCOME Keep on 6-foot leash; pick up after; attend at all times; not allowed in buildings or at beaches. Immerse yourself in iconic North Shore scenery. TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS Split Rock River Loop Trail 4.5-mile loop Hilly • Rocky • Boardwalks Hike or snowshoe this rugged footpath on the Superior Hiking Trail to see frozen waterfalls and a spectacular lake view at the east end. Day Hill Trail 1 mile one-way Hilly • Rocky Start at the Pebble Beach parking lot and either snowshoe the unplowed road or take the Little Two Harbors Trail (watch for bikers) to get to the campground. From there, snowshoe to the top of the hill for a stunning view of frozen Lake Superior before heading back the way you came. Little Two Harbors Trails along Lake Superior 0.75 miles one-way Flat • Gravel base from the Trail Center to Pebble Beach parking lot Hike or snowshoe from the Trail Center to catch a frosty view of Lake Superior shoreline, Ellingsen Island, and the Little Two Harbors Fishing Village (active from 1910 through the 1940s). The trail running parallel to the shore is open to fat bikers and is not reccomended for hiking. − CAMPGROUND QUIET HOURS 10 p.m.– 8 a.m.; only registered campers may be in campground during quiet hours. FIREWOOD Must be purchased at this park or from vendors who sell wood approved for this park; no gathering firewood in the park. BE OUR GUEST Winter camp in a backpack or cart-in campsite for a rustic experience. Visit mndnr.gov/reservations. MORE INFORMATION Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Information Center 500 Lafayette Rd. , St. Paul, MN 55155-4040 888-646-6367 or mndnr.gov/parks The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MORE TO EXPLORE AT THE PARK • Check out a GPS unit or birding or discovery kit. • Rent the four-season Trail Center for your event. • Bring your fat bike and explore miles of specifically groomed trails. This information may be available in alternative format upon request.

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