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Tettegouche State Park
is on Hwy 61 about 60 miles from Duluth, and 5 miles from Silver Bay
State Park Office
Mon-Fri, 9am - 4:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: The Visitor Center is under construction. The temporary park entrance is located on the north side ofHwy 61 just south of the main entrance

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Palisade Head (pictured at right)
rises up out of Lake Superior.
It is located a few miles south
of the main park entrance and
is accessible spring through autumn.
palisade head

Spread over 9,300 acres, Tettegouche State Park is a handful of overlapping parks, which earned it the distinction of being classified as a North Shore Bicultural Region. The park features a mile of Lake Superior coast, including the Baptism River mouth; the river's cascades and falls; four inland lakes; rugged semi mountainous reliefs; and an undisturbed northern hardwood forest.

two step falls tettegouche arch shovel point mouth of the baptism river

Visitor Center
open year-round includes a small gift shop, interpretive exhibit and a rest area with restrooms that is open 24 hours a day

3 falls including the highest waterfall contained entirely within Minnesota - 60-foot High Falls

Historical Sites
Tettegouche Camp is on the National Register of Historic Places; the cabins of the old hunting camp are now rented as walk-, bike, or ski-in lodging

Picnic Area
4 areas with tables & fire rings and the lodge at Tettegouche Camp acts as a picnic shelter for hikers

23 miles; part of the Superior Hiking Trail; trails to Lake Superior, Shovel Point, up the river, to all 3 falls, throughout the park and to overlooks

Mountain Biking
1.5 miles on the service road into Tettegouche Camp

in the river and on Lake Superior

Rock Climbing
inquire at the office for specifics

Mic Mac, Nipisquit, Nicado and Tettegouche (no motors allowed)
shovel pointShovel Point

most sites open mid-May to mid-September 10-12 sites open in winter
28 drive-in sites (all sites 1.5 miles from Lake Sup) 60' RV length limit (no electric sites)
13 cart-in sites (near Elk Sup) 5 kayak sites (in the cart-in campground)
6 walk-in sites within main campground 5 backpack sites, on Sup Hiking Trail, 1st-come, 1st-served, 1-night-only
firewood and ice are sold at the park public phones
handicapped accessible toilets and showers vault toilets
DNR Campground Map Click for info on Reservations

the historic Tettegouche Camp offers 4 log cabins with kitchenettes and woodstove heat on Mic Mac Lake for walk, bike, or ski-in lodging; includes shower/toilet building and common lodge with a fireplace, lounge chairs and dining tables

Guest House
a completely accessible "drive-to" cabin located near the Baptism river; sleeps six; includes 2 bedrooms and a sofa-sleeper, complete kitchen, linens available for an extra fee; has a gas grill on a deck overlooking Illgen Falls

Cross-country Skiing
25K; all groomed for classic (diagonal) stride with a warming house + a 6.4K skate-ski loop

12 groomed miles, including access to the State Corridor Trail

anywhere in the park except on the xc ski trails

of Tettegouche State Park

More Information
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