Is your pooch begging for a day in the great outdoors? Then grab the leash and head over to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Nestled on the shore of Lake Superior, this furrific park has ancient geological features, groves of pines, and magnificent lakefront scenery.
The park surrounds the historic Split Rock Lighthouse.
Unfurtunately, pups are not allowed in the lighthouse or Visitors Center. The
lighthouse is pretty pawsome though. If possible, leave your furry companion
with another member of your pawty and go check it out. Tell your pup not to be
too sad they can’t see the lighthouse; there are plenty of trails to keep them
A section of the 205 mile Superior Hiking Trail runs
through the park. Let your pal be the guide as you hike alongside the Split
Rock River or follow a spur trail down to Lake Superior. The Gitchi-Gami State Trail also cuts through
the park. If you’re short on time, take the quarter mile nature trail down to
the water’s edge. There are several interpretive signs in the park, so pick up
a brochure and follow along with your pup.
When staying the night in Split Rock, you’ll have to
leave the RV or camper home. To ensure guests have a truly natural experience,
only backpack and cart-in sites are available. Spots are anywhere between half
mile to two miles away from the parking lot. Showers and restrooms are
available for two legged campers.
Among the outdoor activities are biking and fishing in
the summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. There are
also picnic areas along the shore of Lake Superior where you can enjoy a light
lunch and breathtaking views. Don’t forget to always pick up after your doggo.
Above all else, have a furrific time enjoying Minnesota’s natural beauty with
your pup by your side!