Split Rock Lighthouse State Park located 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors in Minnesota’s Lake County and covers over 2000 acres. The park features the historic Split Rock Lighthouse, educational historic tours with costumed interpreters, and a restored keeper’s home, as well as a visitor center with exhibits, a 14 minute film on the history of the station and a museum store. With annual visitation of 150,000, it truly is a must see on the Northshore. Active from 1910 until 1969, Split Rock Light Station has a rich history. It was built in response to a November 1905 storm which claimed 29 ships and several lives. Split Rock Lighthouse stands as a testament to the power of Lake Superior as one of “the most dangerous piece of water in the world”
Tours are offered during the summer season with admission being free for children and approximately $12 for adults. The park is open all season, but services and accessibility are limited from October to February. Facilities available include a visitors’ center, ranger station, nature store, showers, modern restrooms, trail center, and clean drinking water. They also offer cart-in campsites which is a bit more of a rustic camp site where you can only use a tent. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is open all year, seven days a week, mostly 8 am to 10 pm.