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.

  • 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

sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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