mm 58.5 Tettegouche State Park

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.


COVID-19 Update

State parks, recreation areas, campgrounds, and other public lands remain open to the public for people to enjoy; however, visitors will experience some changes in services available. State park visitor centers, contact stations, and other ancillary buildings will be closed. With contact stations closed, visitors will pay through self-pay and informational kiosks located at each facility. Visitors are also encouraged to purchase daily and annual park passes through the online portal before they visit.

For the time being, state parks naturalist programs are canceled. We are working to determine which of these programs are compatible with social distancing and will resume naturalist programing to the extent possible. State park bathrooms, vault toilets and shower buildings that are currently open will remain open, with increased cleaning protocols.

details from the MN DNR

  • Visitor Center

    Open year-round includes a gift shop, interpretive exhibits, small cafe, and restrooms that are open 24/7

  • Warming House

    Head into the visitor center to warm up after your winter fun

  • Camping

    Open year-round

    • 28 drive-in sites (60′ RV length limit)
    • 22 electric sites
    • 5 backpack sites along the Superior Hiking Trail
    • 6 walk-in sites on river
    • 13 cart-in sites near lake shoreline
    • 2  cart-in, primitive group sites, each up to 35 people
    • 5 kayak sites on the Lake Superior Water Trail
    • Firewood and ice are sold at the park
    • Accessible toilets and showers, vault toilets

    DNR Campground Map | Reservations

  • Lodging

    Tettegouche Camp

    Located in the interior of the park; it is accessible only by foot, mountain bike, cross-country skis, or snowshoes. Choose the 3.5-mile hike from the trailhead or the 1.7-mile, steep er trail from Lax Lake Road access. There is a shower building, a lodge, and four year-round rentable cabins.

    Illgen Falls Cabins

    Overlooks the falls; this drive-to 2-bedroom cabin offers a private setting, gas fireplace, full kitchen, large deck, sleeps six, and is available year-round.

    Park Map | Reservations

  • Maps
  • Waterfalls

    Three falls including the highest waterfall contained entirely within Minnesota, the 70-foot High Falls and the 40-foot Illgen 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 Areas
    • 4 picnic areas; at main wayside, trailhead picnic area, Tettegouche Camp and Nipisquit Lake
    • Enclosed shelter [lodge] at Tettegouche Camp, which is a winter warming house
    • The new visitor center offers an amphitheater, fireplace plaza and multi-purpose room; rentable for your event
  • Hiking

    23 miles: moderate to difficult trails over a variety of terrain from clifftop views to Lake Superior beaches to long loops around inland lakes;

    • about 12 miles of the Superior Hiking Trail
    • snowshoeing trails
  • Mountain Biking

    1.5 miles on the service road into Tettegouche Camp and on AV trails in and around the park

  • ATV Riding

    Six plus miles in the park connecting to area trails

  • Rock Climbing

    Inquire at the park as to policies

  • Fishing
    • Baptism River
    • Lake Superior
    • Mic Mac, Nipisquit, Nicado and Tettegouche Lakes
    • inquire at the Visitor Center about free use of their fishing equipment – nice!
  • Cross-country Skiing

    31.5K; moderate to difficult classic trails over 25K and a 6.5K skate-ski loop

  • Snowmobiling

    12 miles that are part of the local Silver Trail Riders system and connects to the North Shore State Trail

  • Snowshoeing

    Anywhere in the park except on groomed trails

  • Electric Car Charging

    Northwest corner of the parking lot. Two level 2 chargers. Visitors center has an extensive gift shop, an area for short term lounging, and some snacks.

    2 EV Plug (J1772)s