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

Park is open daily; buy a vehicle permit online, record your confirmation number and place it on your car’s dashboard.

Be prepared. Buildings and warming shelters may not be open. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring extra supplies with you.

Parks are getting extremely busy every day and it may not be possible to practice good social distancing. Be extra careful in parking areas, around signs and toilets, and on narrow trails, fishing piers and bridges where people tend to cluster. If you see a lot of cars in the parking lot or at the trailhead, turn around and find someplace else for outdoor recreation.

The Tettegouche Visitor Center, Nature Store and Office will remain closed until further notice.

The Restrooms at the Tettegouche Visitor Center are open.

  • 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