Temperance River State Park

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Temperance River State Park

Take the trail that winds along the edge of the Temperance River gorge and enjoy the rushing waterfalls surrounded by pine, spruce, cedar and birch forests. The rapidly flowing river has cut deep potholes in and along the riverbed. Hike the trail to Hidden Falls or connect up with trails into the Superior National Forest and the Cross River Wayside. Visitors come to camp and picnic along the shore of Lake Superior. Winter brings snowshoers and snowmobilers to tackle the hilly terrain. Carlton Peak, a recent addition to the park, is popular with rock climbers and offers even more recreational opportunities to park visitors.

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Visitor Alert

Winter use

The Park is open to use year round but the office is closed for the season. Self Service is available and you can contact Tettegouche State Park for more information.

Park Notes

Please remember: A campsite may be occupied by a group of six or fewer people using one camping shelter. Groups of six or fewer traveling in one vehicle may have one additional tent with prior approval from park staff.

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Park Highlights

tree Rock Climbing

tree Fishing

tree Hiking

tree Camping

tree Many Scenic Areas Along River and Lake

tree Rocky Landscape


Best time to contact the park:

Summer: Daily, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Winter: Call Tettegouche State Park at (218) 353-8800.


Send mail c/o Tettegouche State Park
5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614

tel: 218-663-3100

email: temperanceriver.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

The entrance to the park is one mile north of the town of Schroeder on State Highway 61.
Physical Address: 7620 West Hwy 61, Schroeder, MN 55613