Tettegouche State Park

5702 Minnesota 61
Silver Bay, MN - 55614

Type: Parks
(218) 353-8800
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Tettegouche State Park, located along the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, is a breathtaking wilderness area that offers visitors a chance to experience the rugged beauty and pristine landscapes of the Northwoods. Encompassing over 9,000 acres of forests, rivers, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs, Tettegouche State Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wide range of recreational activities and opportunities for exploration.

The park's most iconic feature is the spectacular High Falls of the Baptism River, a towering waterfall that plunges over 60 feet into a rocky gorge below. Visitors can hike along the river's edge to reach the falls, marveling at the rushing waters and stunning rock formations along the way. In addition to High Falls, the park is home to numerous other waterfalls, including Two Step Falls, Cascades, and the impressive Illgen Falls, providing plenty of opportunities for waterfall enthusiasts to explore and enjoy.

Tettegouche State Park offers a variety of hiking trails that wind through forests, along rivers, and up rocky ridges, providing opportunities for hikers of all skill levels to explore the park's diverse landscapes. Popular trails include the Superior Hiking Trail, a scenic footpath that traverses the length of the park, offering panoramic views of Lake Superior and the surrounding wilderness. Other highlights include the Shovel Point Trail, which leads to a dramatic overlook of the lake, and the Palisade Head Trail, which offers breathtaking views from atop a sheer cliff.

In addition to hiking, Tettegouche State Park offers a range of other recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. The park's rivers and streams are popular for fishing, with opportunities to catch trout, salmon, and other native species. Swimming is also available at several locations within the park, including the sandy beaches of Baptism River and Lake Superior.

For those seeking a longer adventure, Tettegouche State Park offers a variety of camping options, including drive-in campsites, backpacking sites, and rustic cabins. Camping facilities are available year-round, allowing visitors to experience the beauty of the park in every season. During the winter months, the park is a popular destination for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and winter camping, with miles of groomed trails and pristine snowscapes to explore.

Whether you're hiking to a waterfall, skiing through the woods, or simply enjoying the beauty of Lake Superior from a scenic overlook, Tettegouche State Park offers a memorable and immersive outdoor experience for visitors of all ages. With its rugged landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and abundance of recreational opportunities, Tettegouche State Park is a true gem of Minnesota's North Shore and a must-visit destination for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers alike.

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