Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, MN

Located on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Two Harbors, MN Split Rock Lighthouse State Park offers spectacular scenery. The lighthouse was completed in 1910 by the US Lighthouse Service after a 1905 November gale sunk more than 30 ships very close to the Split Rock River. It operated for over 59 years at which time lighthouses were being replaced by new GPS technology. It was deeded to the State of Minnesota as a historic site in 1971. Today, the lighthouse is managed by the Minnesota Historical Society not by the state park. There is a separate fee to tour it. The Lighthouse has become one of the most visited destinations in Minnesota for photography and tourism. It was added to the National Register of Historic places in 2011. I was more interested in photographing it from a distance than touring the inside, so we hiked Pebble Beach for a beautiful view of the lighthouse and nearby island. This was a quick stop along the way from Gooseberry Falls State Park. I highly recommend stopping for the spectacular, picturesque landscapes.

Reference State Park Web Site, Minnesota Historical Society Web Site

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  1. Beautiful pictures! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸ½


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