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Park point is a 7 mile long developed sand bar formed from the Nemadji and St. Louis River. In conjunction with its neighboring Wisconsin Point, it forms the longest freshwater sand bar in the world. The open access between Park Point and Wisconsin Point is known as the Superior Entry. the other entry is the man made Park Point Ship Canal in Duluth. Access to Park Point is available in Canal Park by means of Duluth’s iconic Aerial Lift Bridge. Park Point was developed in the 1930′s and today is home to many houses, a beach house, volleyball courts, softball fields, a boat launch and picnic area.
The Park Point Trail is four miles in length. Half of the trail follows the sandy shore of the lake. Along the trail you can see remnants of old growth forests and settler cabins. You can also see the original lighthouse at the Superior Entry (water opening between Park Point and Wisconsin Point). When traveling along the trail, beware of poison ivy, identifiable by its three leaved leaf clusters.For parking information, refer to the Park Point Trail map.
The beach house on Park Point is public and a great place to be in the summer. It features a softball diamond, volleyball courts and an open field for ultimate frisbee, soccer, lacrosse and rugby. Concessions and showers are available as well as drinking fountains. The beach itself is sandy and usually busy in the summer. Keep an eye on the flag for safety reasons: a green flag indicated calm conditions, a yellow flag indicates moderate surf and possible rip currents, a red flag indicates strong rip currents (stay out of water). If you are caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the beach until you are out of the current then swim diagonally to shore.