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Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota

4.8
#15 of 142 in Nature in Minnesota
Tettegouche State Park, in the United States, is a Minnesota state park on the north shore of Lake Superior northeast of Duluth in Lake County on scenic Minnesota Highway 61. The park's name stems from the Tettegouche Club, an association of local businessmen which purchased the park in 1910 from the Alger-Smith Lumber Company. The club's members protected the area until its sale in 1971 to the deLaittres family. In 1979, the state of Minnesota acquired from the Nature Conservancy, including Tettegouche Camp. The land was added to Baptism River State Park, which was renamed Tettegouche State Park.
The park is, and contains six inland lakes, four waterfalls, and a beach on Lake Superior. The 70ft waterfall High Falls located on the Baptism River is the highest waterfall located entirely within Minnesota. The park contains of hiking trails, of ski trails, and access to the Superior Hiking Trail. Tettegouche is bordered to the north by the Finland State Forest and shares the Red Dot motorized trail with it. The trail is for use by all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles and is the only ATV trail in a state park.
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  • This was my first time at Tettegouche, and I must say, what a fantastic park! The visitor center rivals those of NATIONAL parks. It was very clean (especially the bathrooms in the visitor center), wel...  more »
  • We stopped here for a couple hours on our way to Grand Marais. The hiking was excellent and there were endless options to choose.  more »
  • This took us about 4hrs. We are in our early 30’s and fairly fit, but not experienced hikers by any means. We had hiking shoes, which I would recommend because there are a lot of rocks on this trail. ...  more »
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  • The hike to the cabin is nearly two miles, which on Dec 23rd was extremely challenging, up hills, winding around the deep dark woods, but it was even more satisfying given the dark, snowy conditions to see the beautiful campsite emerge, glistening under the evening moon. The cabin was authentic, the vibes were calm and thoughtful, a splendid break from big city life. Chopping wood for the fire and living minimally provided a spiritual reprieve everyone should experience. Peaceful serenity... The bathrooms were surprisingly roomy and the shower situation was clean and roomy. Overall just a wonderful winter wonderland!
  • Tettegouche has one of the best visitor centers I've enjoyed at a park of any kind. Nice gift shop, interesting and fun programs, coffee, snowshoe rentals, snacks and clean restrooms. The views from the trails are stunning. Go here. It's beautiful!
  • There's so much natural beauty here, but what I really love about it is that there's a wide variety of hikes. We were able to take our one-and-a-half-year-old down to the Baptism River without too much difficulty at all. Next year, when he's a little bigger, we will hike to the High Falls. I'm really looking forward to it.
  • This park is so amazing that I didn't even feel the cold. In every direction, there is an awesome scene. Truly a photographer's playground, as is all of the North Shore.
  • Such a beautiful trail near the lake. Great views! Wonderful gift shop
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