Split Rock Lighthouse
Two Harbors, Minnesota
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Updated in August 2012
Name: Split Rock Lighthouse
Nearest City: Two Harbors, Minnesota
Location: 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road Two Harbors, MN 55616 218-226-6372
Body of water: Lake Superior
Style of lighthouse: Octagonal
Lens & Location: 3rd Order Bi-valve Fresnel Lens in lantern room
Other Lens: None
Lighthouse Website:
Groups to join: Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association - GLLKA
Owned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Managed by: Minnesota Historical Society
National Register of Historic Places: Since June 23, 1969
National Historical Landmark: Since June 23, 2011
Do the grounds have lodging: No
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: No
On a USPS Stamp: Yes, in 1995 on a .32¢
Haunted: Yes

Other Lighthouse Information:
The Split Rock lighthouse is on the end of a 130 foot tall cliff in Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. In 1979 replica foghorns were placed on the fog signal building. In 2008 the lighthouse had a paint job. After you pay the fee you can take the 45 minute guided tour, watch the 22 minute film and visit their gift shop. Then you walk on the path down to the water and take the 171 steps down to the shore. Enjoy the view! Just remember you have to walk back up the steep 171 steps. In 2011 it became the twelfth lighthouse to be honored as a National Historic Landmark.

The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
Our first time here was 9:00 in the morning on September 24, 2001. We thought we would take our shots with no one else around. What we didn't know was we would be shooting right into the sun. I can't believe it took us almost nine years to get back here. Unfortunately in 2009 we had cloudy skies when we got down to the shore after 5:00 pm. Then in 2012 we didn't have time. Who know's when we will get back here to take the perfect picture I've had in my head for over a decade?

Photographed it: September 24, 2001 / July 27, 2009

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Latitude: 47.19985 Longitude: -91.3671

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Split Rock Lighthouse
Photo taken on July 27, 2009
Split Rock Lighthouse
Photo taken on July 27, 2009
Split Rock Lighthouse
Photo taken on July 27, 2009
Split Rock Lighthouse
Photo taken on July 27, 2009
Split Rock Lighthouse
Photo taken on July 27, 2009
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