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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 Alert!

Visitor center construction

Visitor center fact sheetThis is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Temporary park entrance map

Thumbnail of the temporary entrance map to Tettegouche State Park

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The new visitor center is under construction. We hope to complete it by Spring. 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.)

Check out MN DOT's page about the new visitor center and rest area.

Last updated February 6, 2014

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Tettegouche 365 Slideshow logoTettegouche 365:

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.


See Tettegouche Camp details.
See Illgen Falls Cabin details.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
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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 This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Tettegouche State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Waterfalls

tree Wildlife/Peregrine Falcons

tree Hiking

tree Camping

tree Rock Climbing

tree Cross-Country Skiing


Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614

tel: 218-226-6365

email: info.tettegouchestatepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

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.