Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse, Now Open.

Come for the view, stay for the story

Split Rock Lighthouse, Now Open.

Come for the view, stay for the story

Because the health and safety of our guests, staff, and community is our highest priority, we've made important updates to promote social distancing among visitors. This video previews what visitors can see and do at the site.

The most dangerous piece of water in the world

A November gale that wrecked nearly 30 ships in 1905 prompted this rugged landmark's construction. When the U.S. Lighthouse Service completed Split Rock Light Station in 1910, it soon became one of Minnesota's best known destinations.

Nestled in a Minnesota State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse is one of the most photographed and visited spots in the state, with a drama-filled history and breathtaking Lake Superior views. If you haven't visited lately, now is the time to pay homage to a true North Shore icon.

lighthouse at dusk