**Note – due to covid-19, some locations are closed to the public, or may be open, but restrooms may be closed.
On Lake Superior, MM 5.2, just east of the Lester River.
Features summer-use restrooms, picnic facilities, a great cobblestone beach and swimming (no lifeguard).
On Lake Superior, MM 15.0, take the road across from Tom’s Logging Camp
No specific picnic sites, just use the existing pullovers and make a spot on the cobblestone beach.
On Lake Superior, MM 10.5 on the scenic drive between Duluth and Two Harbors
Fishing piers, walking paths, seasonal restrooms and picnic tables; watch pleasure boat traffic at the safe harbor.
On Lake Superior, MM 26.0+, take 6th Street south from Highway 61
The Paul Van Hoven Park has picnic tables and a gazebo near the Edna G. tugboat; picnic tables by the public access and several spots to spread a blanket.
On Lake Superior, MM 27.5
A charming shoreline to meander, picnic and search for agates.
All 8 of the state parks have picnic areas! Some are close to the lake, some overlook rivers or lakes and and some are inland.
On Lake Superior, near MM 54.8; shortly after the only stoplight on Hwy 61 [at Silver Bay], turn south on Mensing Drive for 0.1 mile, then right on West Lakeview Rd for 0.4 miles.
This calm slice of shoreline gets its name from the taconite tailings [crushed rock] that makes up the beach. Picnic tables, outhouses, and more than one area to choose from!
On Lake Superior, MM 83.0, go south on the Tofte Park Road
Accessible beach, picnic tables, seasonal outhouses, pavilion, a playground and a public boat access to Lake Superior.
MM 94.7 in Lutsen
Features a covered pavilion, picnic tables, volleyball court, fire pit and charcoal grill and a playground.
On Lake Superior, MM 104
On Good Harbor Bay; features restrooms, picnic tables, and a cobblestone beach.
MM 109.2 + 23 miles
From Hwy 61 in Grand Marais, drive north on 5th Ave W .7 miles, turn left onto Gunflint Trail for 22.5 miles; small parking area and path at Swamper lake; 1 picnic table. Watch for moose!
On Lake Superior, MM 118.7
A quiet picnic spot with a few tables and a hiking trail up the river.
Three pull-offs on the lake side of the road; one features picnic tables and restrooms. This rugged area showcases Mount Josephine, Mount Rose and Mount Maud plus views of the Susie Islands, Isle Royale and Hat Point.