Split Rock Kayak Tours

For a unique view of a Lake Superior icon…

The shores and waters around Split Rock Lighthouse State Park are an ideal place for paddlers to learn about sea kayaking and explore the natural and cultural wonders of this great lake. Wolf Ridge’s kayak guides combine storytelling, and interpretation to bring the history of Lake Superior alive!


The Tour

After an orientation session on the pebble beach in Little Two Harbors Bay, paddlers will make a circuit of this old fishing harbor to develop a feel for their kayaks and paddling. Where the bay meets the open lake, tours can either head towards the Split Rock Lighthouse, which is perched upon magnificent cliffs of anorthosite, and continue on to the site of the Madeira shipwreck below Gold Rock Point, or down-shore past ancient lava flows toward Corundum Point, a traditional peregrine falcon nesting site. Both options afford inspiring views of the rugged shoreline, and possibilities for wildlife sightings. All tours finish back in Little Two Harbors Bay.

Where to Meet

Tour begins and ends at Split Rock State Park’s Pebble Beach parking lot.


Reserved tours begin daily at 10:00 and 1:00.
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior in order to size equipment.


$75 for adults
$59 for youth 12-17 years old – must be accompanied by an adult

NOTE: A minimum of 2 participants or the cost equivalent is required to conduct a tour. We will contact you a week in advance if you are the only person on a particular tour date so that you may choose to keep the tour date by paying the tour minimum cost equivalent of $150 or receive a refund.

Alternatively, you can also reserve by phone at 218-353-7414. Please call a couple of days in advance, M-F from 9-2:30 as we have reduced office hours.

Full details and cancellation policy.

Fall 2020 Dates

In addition to the following scheduled times, custom tours may be requested by contacting david.butcher@wolf-ridge.org

September 19


September 20


September 26


September 27


October 3


October 4


COVID Information

Wolf Ridge requires that all participants and staff wear protective face coverings while on land. Face coverings are not required while on the water. Please strive to maintain a distance of 6 feet from other tour participants outside of your own group. All kayaking equipment will be properly cleaned and sanitized by Wolf Ridge staff before use. Once you have selected your paddling equipment for the day, please do not share it with
other participants outside of your own group.

If you do not feel well, please do not attend the tour!