"Taking a gander at Gooseberry Falls" Gooseberry Falls State Park by yooperprof

If you want to see a lot of water pouring down the falls, go in the early spring. (Check out Zrim's Gooseberry Falls page to see what I mean.) On the other hand, if you are passing through in mid-August as I was, you'll be able to wander among the rocks without fear of washing away.

It was a gorgeous summer day when I was at the Falls. I've read that this is the most popular State Park in Minnesota, but I didn't feel overwhelmed with crowds. It was actually nice to see families, children, and some seniors all wandering about and appreciating this place. I was also glad that Minnesota's state bird was nowhere to be seen - or felt.

The rocks were dry and I enjoyed clambering up and down the outcropings. The relative lack of water in the river allowed me interesting photo opportunities. I don't think you'd be safe taking this shot in May!

The lower deck of the SR 61 highway bridge has a pedestrian platform which provides optimal viewing of the valley and falls below.

  • Last visit to Gooseberry Falls State Park: Aug 2005
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