Split Rock Lighthouse is a Minnesota state park on the north shore of Lake Superior and is a brief 26 mile drive from Island View Resort. It is best known for the picturesque Split Rock Lighthouse, which was built by the United States Lighthouse Service in 1910. The lighthouse and some adjacent buildings have been restored and the Minnesota Historical Society operates them as a museum. The park also offers scenic hiking, cross-country skiing, and bike trails.
The Minnesota Historical Society offers guided tours of the lighthouse and other buildings. You can hike or drive down to the beach from the lighthouse. There are several miles of hiking trails in the park and the paved Gitchi Gami State Trail section between Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse is now complete and open for biking, skating and hiking.