Photography

Nature, wildlife, history, romance — there is no shortage of inspiration for photographers at Split Rock.

Split Rock Lighthouse is one of the most recognized and photographed icons in the state. Luring professional and amateur photographers alike, the dramatic scenery can be captured from a variety of vantage points. Convenient hiking trails will lead you to all the best spots, and with the changing of the seasons, there’s always a reason to come back for more.

Note: Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems are prohibited without written permission from the site manager. Contact facilities_rm@mnhs.org.

Autumn Photography

Fall is a favorite time for photographers; the temperatures are cooling down and the leaves are changing, which makes for spectacular photo opportunities. Visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website for a fall color report.

Map of the park and lighthouse, with seven iconic photography spots marked (descriptions below)