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.
Visitor center construction
Temporary park entrance map
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The new visitor center is under construction. We hope to complete it in December and open it to the public shortly thereafter. The park will remain accessible for both camping and day use throughout construction. The old visitor office and rest area have been closed. Parking for the Lake Superior shoreline trails to Shovel Point and the Baptism River is limited to a small parking lot by the Baptism River and the Cart-in Campground parking lot. Restroom facilities will be very limited during construction.
Look for our temporary entrance and office off Highway 61 just southwest of the Baptism River Bridge. (See map above.)
Shovel Point Trail Closure
Due to reconstruction of the trails in front of the new Visitor Center, access to Shovel Point will be closed Monday through Friday through November or until further notice. The trail to Shovel Point will be open on Saturdays and Sundays when construction activities permit.
Last updated October 31, 2013
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.
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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, 10 a.m. - 3 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.