This state park offers stunning views of sea caves, a sea stack, and Palisade Head. View Lake Superior in all seasons. As you travel along the shore, be sure to stop by.
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Overlook on Shovel Point
A 20 minute walk from the visitor center will bring you to this breathtaking overlook on Shovel Point. This stunning view down the shoreline traverses sea caves, a sea stack, the mouth of the Baptism River, and Palisade Head.
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Below High Falls
At 63 feet high, the High Falls of the Baptism River is the tallest waterfall within Minnesota’s state border.
Palisade Valley Overlook
This overlook provides fantastic views of one of the most picturesque valleys in Tettegouche. This is a great vantage point to watch for wildlife in the valley below.
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Nestled on the shores of Mic Mac Lake, historic Tettegouche Camp is a great destination for a day hike or overnight stay. Four cabins are available to rent year-round at this secluded hike-in facility, and the Lodge is open as a picnic shelter for day use.
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This historic boathouse has been the gateway to Mic Mac Lake for many canoers and fisherman for nearly a century. Canoe and fishing rod rentals are available through the park office at this hike-in only lake.
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Drive right to the top of Palisade Head for easily-accessed, stunning views of the Lake Superior shoreline. This feature was formed 1.1 billion years ago from a violent volcanic eruption. While cooling, the lava rock shrank and cracked, creating the columnar joints that make this area so great for rock climbing. Keep children in hand while exploring these high cliffs.
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Baptism River Mouth
A short walk from the visitor center, the mouth of the Baptism River is a great place to fish, skip rocks, or just relax and watch the waves on Lake Superior. This is also a carry-in kayak access for the Lake Superior Water Trail.
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Superior Hiking Trail
Stretching from one end of the park to the other, the Superior Hiking Trail cuts through some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the park. This challenging hike offers many scenic views like this overlook of Bear Lake.
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High Falls Overlook
This overlook above the 63 foot High Falls provides a dramatic view of the Baptism River valley.
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The Tip of Shovel Point
A hike out to the very end of Shovel Point rewards you with a fantastic view up the shoreline toward the Sawtooth Mountains.
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Tettegouche Lake Overlook
This overlook boasts two lakes: Tettegouche Lake in the foreground and a glimpse of Lake Superior in the distance.
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Tettegouche Lake - Winter
With the leaves down, this overlook takes on a new life by allowing fantastic views of ice-covered Tettegouche and Mic Mac Lakes in the foreground, as well as a glimpse of Lake Superior in the distance. Winter is a great time to explore the park’s interior by ski or snowshoe. Snowshoe rentals are available at the park’s visitor center.
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Two Step Falls
Just downstream from the High Falls on the Baptism River, you'll find a two for one deal… a lovely pair of waterfalls that flow into a large pool.
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Overlook on Red Dot Trail
Explore the Red Dot Trail with your ATV in the summer or snowmobile in the winter. Portions of the trail run through scenic Tettegouche State Park and provide motorized access to the rugged highlands. This Lake Superior Overlook is a great place to pull off to the side of the trail and stretch your legs.
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The Lake Superior Water Trail runs past the Tettegouche Shoreline and provides access to secluded beaches like Crystal Bay. Here you’ll find Cave of the Waves, the longest sea arch on the north shore. This unusual cave-like arch takes a 90 degree turn inside before it exits on the other side.
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Floating Bog Bay
Tettegouche offers a wide array of habitats including this floating bog. The diversity of habitats found within the park provides homes for over 40 species of mammals and 140 species of birds.
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This picturesque waterfall is one of several within the park and cascades down to a set of rapids.
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Lake Superior Shoreline
The shoreline just outside the visitor center is a great place to start your exploration of the park whether you have 5 minutes or an hour to spare. This view can be found at the Superior Beach Trail Spur off the Shovel Point Trail.
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Trail to Tettegouche Camp
This location marks the pinnacle of a scenic hike that leads you to the historic Tettegouche Camp on the shores of Mic Mac Lake. The 1.7 mile hike takes you over a large ridge and into a lake-filled valley in the heart of Tettegouche State Park.
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Tettegouche Camp Cabin B
One of four historic cabins available for rent, this three-room cabin is located about ten feet from the shores of Mic Mac Lake. Its large screened-in porch overlooks the lake and the hills of the park. It sleeps six and is available year-round.
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Tettegouche Camp Cabin A
One of four historic cabins available for rent, this two-room cabin has a view of Mic Mac Lake from the large screened-in porch. It sleeps six, comes with a canoe, and is available year-round.
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Drive-in Campground Site
Located inland above the Baptism River, the drive-in campground offers secluded, well-screened sites that are available year-round.
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The park’s 13 cart-in campsites provide a more secluded camping experience near the Lake Superior shoreline.
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Superior Hiking Trail Campsite
One of five Superior Hiking Trail campsites between Silver Bay and Highway 1, this campsite sits right on the shores of Bear Lake. Now a designated trout lake, this dramatic basin was carved by glaciers thousands of years ago.