Minnesota Point

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Beach Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
Shower Station: Yes
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description
Minnesota Point is celebrated as the longest freshwater sandbar in the world, spanning 7 miles. The park was developed in the 1930s. The beach is unique in that it is bordered on two sides by water. The area is known for the 1905 Aerial Lift Bridge that connects the city to the Park Point sandbar. The park is located at an entry point to the dramatic and chilling Lake Superior. The cool breezes will delight the senses for both human and canine. 

A natural area, you will find grasses and nature trails to stroll and explore. This is a lovely place to partake in birdwatching, beachcombing, and wandering through the ruins of the old Minnesota Point lighthouse.

During your visit, you may decide to walk the Park Point Trail. It is known for remnants of old growth forests and settler cabins. Watch out for poison ivy, a natural hazard in the forest. There is also the Park Point Beach House that has amenities. There you will find a softball field, soccer field, and open areas for romping about with frisbees. There are concessions, restrooms, and showers at the Beach House. 

When you are going to the beach, watch for signs posting the water conditions. A green flag indicates the water is safe for swimming. A yellow flag warns of conditions that can be hazardous and one must be careful when entering the water. Do not go into the water if you see a red flag. The lakes can have very strong rip currents. Take caution to swim parallel to the shore if you find you are being caught in the currents. 

Be a good pet owner during your visit. Keep your dog on a leash, and do not bring your dog to the park until they are fully vaccinated. Always clean up after your pet and dispose of the doggie bag properly. The recreation area is open June 1 to October 1.

Address
5094 Minnesota Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
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Address
5094 Minnesota Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset