Gooseberry to Grand Portage, the eight State Parks are quintessential
North Shore. The parks encompass some of the the most striking
natural resources in the area.
Stop at as many State Parks as you can. It is the most delightful,
and easiest way to explore the shore.
click on a park name & go!
Shore State Parks
Some Handy State Park
any of the State Parks, a vehicle permit is required. Permits
are currently $25 per year or $7 per day and are available
for purchase at each park.
Annual permits give everyone in
the vehicle unlimited access to all Minnesota State Parks.
Activities within the park are generally free
vary from secluded backpack sites to kayak, tent and RV sites.
Cascade River and Gooseberry Falls State Parks have rustic group
camps available which offer tables, fire rings, toilets and a
water source. Tettegouche and Gooseberry Parks maintain heated
shower and restroom facilities for winter campers. Tettegouche
also has cabins rentals.
info, go to Campground
Click for info on Reservations
When fishing in waters entirely within state parks, anglers must comply with Minnesota fishing laws and rules. Minnesota residents can fish without a fishing license in most Minnesota state parks, including ice fishing.
When using groomed trails in parks, skiers 16 years of age and older, must have a valid Minnesota Ski Pass in their possession.
Snowmobiles in state parks can be operated only on designated trails or posted areas. A snowmobile state trail sticker is required for all snowmobiles operating on state or grant-in-aid trails.
Pets are welcome in Minnesota's state parks but must be kept on a leash of not more than six feet and must be personally attended at all times. No pets other than hearing or seeing-eye dogs or other service animals are allowed in state park buildings, lodging, cabins, camper cabins, on tours, or in beach areas.
Firewood can harbor many different kinds of invasive pests that are harmful to Minnesota trees. Firewood restrictions are needed to help prevent the introduction or spread of damaging forest
It is against the law to bring unapproved firewood into any state park, state forest or day-use area. Find a DNR approved firewood vendor near your destination, Be sure to keep your receipt to show proof of purchase.
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