Tettegouche State Park

Spread over 9,300 acres, Tettegouche State Park offers a wide variety of things for visitors to do and see. It is home to many rivers, including the mouth of the Baptism River, and is a hiker’s paradise with miles of trails only accessible by foot. Below are five of our favorite things to do in the park:
  1. Visit the Waterfalls and Lakes: Take a hike to the High Falls waterfall, the highest waterfall located entirely within Minnesota. The park also contains six inland lakes great for northern pike and walleye fishing.
     
  2. Take a Hike: The park contains 22 miles of hiking trails that overlook Lake Superior, the Sawtooth Mountains and various inland lakes. Our favorite hike is the 2-mile round trip hike from the visitor center to Shovel's Point.
     
  3. Enjoy the Wildlife: Common wildlife observed at the park include the white-tail deer, hawks, red squirrel, snowshoe hare, and much more. Moose, black bear, and the occasional northern flying squirrel have also been seen roaming the park.
     
  4. Enjoy rock climbing: Break out your rock climbing gear and enjoy some spectacular views of Lake Superior and surrounding cliffs.Tettegouche is one of the few parks located around Lake Superior that offers rock climbing.
     
  5. Visit the Mouth of the Baptism River: The Baptism River flows into Lake Superior near the visitor center. Trails allow visitors to access the mouth of the river.  A cobblestone sand bar creates the perfect opportunity for relaxing, taking in the surrounding beauty of Lake Superior and the river canyon, or just skipping rocks.