Best MN state park with waterfalls: Gooseberry Falls

If you love waterfalls, then Gooseberry Falls State Park is the best destination in Minnesota. Here you’ll find not one, but four scenic waterfalls located on the North Shore and Lake Superior. Gooseberry Falls attracts nearly 800,000 visitors annually. To avoid the crowds, check out this guide for the best time to visit and the top things to do at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

Guide to Judge C.R. Magney State Park in Minnesota

Judge C.R. Magney State Park is one of the best state parks in Minnesota for solitude and challenging hikes in the wilderness. This lovely park offers scenic views of the mysterious Devil’s Kettle as a waterfall seemingly disappears into ancient rock. Learn more about the top things to do at Judge C.R. Magney State Park on the North Shore in Minnesota.

Best places to eat on the North Shore of Minnesota: Moguls Grille & Tap Room

Before or after a day of skiing at Lutsen Mountains or hiking at nearby MN state parks, enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou Highlands Lodge – the best restaurant in Lutsen, MN on the North Shore.

List of the best Minnesota state parks with reviews

A travel blogger and day hiker visited all 66 Minnesota state parks and shares reviews, FAQs, and top things to do. Take the Minnesota State Challenge and explore the Land of 10,000 Lakes, acres of forests, miles of hiking trails, stunning waterfalls, campgrounds, and more. Originally posted June 11, 2020. Updated June 10, 2023.