Tettegouche State Park
Come to Tettegouche for a great sense of the North Shore: the spectacular overlooks at Shovel Point; rocky, steep cliffs and inland bluffs; the cascading 60 ft. High Falls of the Baptism River; and the historic Tettegouche Camp where visitors can stay the night.
This is a hiker's paradise with miles of trails that overlook the Sawtooth Mountains and wind down to inland lakes accessible only by foot.
The Palisade Valley Unit features broad scenic vistas coupled with an expanse of multi-use, four-season trails. Two more trout lakes complement the fishing opportunities within the rest of the park.
The park is also known for rock climbing opportunities and quality birdwatching in the spring, summer, and especially the fall.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Attention Rock Climbers
Falcons have returned to both Palisade Head and Shovel Point. The climbing areas that are closed on Shovel Point are from "I Laughed, I Cried" eastward past "Gold Plated" on the eastern end of the point.
On Palisade Head the routes that are closed are from "Ecclesiastes" eastward to the "Poseidon Adventure" on the eastern end of the cliff. Routes are expected to be closed until the birds fledge in August. Some adjustments may be made as birds become acclimated to the area. Thank you for your help.
Visitor center is open!
The new visitor center and rest area is now open! There's a great interpretive area, plus solar panels, a gift shop, 24/7 restrooms, and spaces that can be rented for weddings or other events.
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Want to keep up with the park between your visits? Explore the park through the eyes of our visitors, or share your own Tettegouche experience on Tettegouche 365—an online slideshow showcasing one visitor-submitted photo for every day of the year.
Camping is available year-round!
Tettegouche State Park has camping facilities available year-round. When the park office is not open, Minnesota State Park permit fees and camping fees are payable at the self-registration station located at the park office.
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.
State Forest Campgrounds:
Tettegouche State Park also manages the Eckbeck and Finland campground and day-use areas inside the Finland State Forest. For information on these units, please contact the Tettegouche State Park office at (218) 353-8800.
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Tettegouche State Park.
Bird Checklist at Tettegouche State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
The park is located 58 miles northeast of Duluth. Entrance to the park is 4 1/2 miles northeast of Silver Bay on U.S. Highway 61.