Tettegouche

State Park - Minnesota

Tettegouche State Park is located on the north shore of Lake Superior 58 miles (93 km) northeast of Duluth in Lake County on scenic Minnesota Highway 61. The park contains six inland lakes (four of which support northern pike and one supports walleye fishing), four waterfalls, and a beach on Lake Superior. The 70-foot-tall (21 m) waterfall High Falls located on the Baptism River is the highest waterfall located entirely within Minnesota. The park contains 22 miles (35 km) of hiking trails, 12 miles (19 km) of ski trails, and access to the Superior Hiking Trail.

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Visitor Map of Tettegouche State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).Tettegouche - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Tettegouche State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).

North East Quad of the Snowmobile Trails Map of Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).Minnesota Snowmobile Trails - North East Quad

North East Quad of the Snowmobile Trails Map of Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).

Recreation Basemap of Two Harbors in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).Minnesota Recreation - Two Harbors

Recreation Basemap of Two Harbors in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).

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Visitor Map and Guide of Tettegouche State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).Tettegouche - Map and Guide

Visitor Map and Guide of Tettegouche State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).

Map and Guide of Climbing Areas at Tettegouche State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).Tettegouche - Climbing Areas

Map and Guide of Climbing Areas at Tettegouche State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).

Campground Map of Lake Superior Cart-In Campground and Baptism River Campground at Tettegouche State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).Tettegouche - Campground Map

Campground Map of Lake Superior Cart-In Campground and Baptism River Campground at Tettegouche State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).

Tettegouche SP https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00269#homepage https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tettegouche_State_Park Tettegouche State Park is located on the north shore of Lake Superior 58 miles (93 km) northeast of Duluth in Lake County on scenic Minnesota Highway 61. The park contains six inland lakes (four of which support northern pike and one supports walleye fishing), four waterfalls, and a beach on Lake Superior. The 70-foot-tall (21 m) waterfall High Falls located on the Baptism River is the highest waterfall located entirely within Minnesota. The park contains 22 miles (35 km) of hiking trails, 12 miles (19 km) of ski trails, and access to the Superior Hiking Trail.
© 2019, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources MAP AND GUIDE: TETTEGOUCHE STATE PARK 5702 HIGHWAY 61 EAST SILVER BAY, MN 55614 LAKE COUNTY 218-353-8800 TETTEGOUCHE.STATEPARK@STATE.MN.US VISITOR TIPS • Wear good hiking shoes (not flip flops). • Hiking trails cross rugged and difficult terrain, use caution. • There are cliffs. Keep small children close and be aware of surroundings. ABOUT THE PARK SO EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE PARK... Step into the park and view the rushing waters of the Baptism River as they cleave a 1.1 billion year-old, rugged rhyolite ridge that rises over the Lake Superior shoreline. Hike to waterfalls surrounded by high cliffs that are the result of the water’s work upon the rock. See where the Baptism River spills into Lake Superior and adds its water to the world’s largest freshwater lake. The park’s semi-mountainous terrain offers you numerous overlooks of Lake Superior and the surrounding landscape. This unique area was protected as a state park in 1979. A FULL SET OF STATE PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS IS AVAILABLE AT THE PARK OFFICE OR MNDNR.GOV. In the heart of the park, on the shores of Mic Mac Lake, Tettegouche Camp was built over a hundred years ago. You can rent any of the four original, rustic log cabins for an overnight stay or use the lodge, built in 1911, for a unique picnicking site (hike-in only). Experience the quiet northwoods wonder that has captivated humans through the centuries. PARK OPEN 8 a.m.–10 p.m. daily. VEHICLE PERMITS Permits required EXCEPT at the Tettegouche Visitor Center parking lot; purchase at park office or entrance kiosk. PETS WELCOME Keep on 6-foot or less leash; pick up after; attend at all times; not allowed in buildings. Experience stunning views of Lake Superior at the park. • Campsites fill quickly from June-September, reserve early. • In an emergency call 911. ONLY HAVE AN HOUR? • From the visitor center, hike along the lakeside cliffs to the end of Shovel Point for soaring views over Lake Superior and rock climbers in action. • Walk just a few city blocks from the visitor center to a gravel beach where the Baptism River meets Lake Superior. Enjoy quiet reflection or a lively rock-skipping contest. • Follow the Cascade Trail along the Baptism River to the Cascades Waterfall. Experience views of rushing waters and stately, giant pines. CAMPGROUND QUIET HOURS 10 p.m.– 8 a.m.; only registered campers may be in campground during quiet hours. FIREWOOD Must be purchased at this park or from vendors who sell wood approved for this park; no gathering firewood in the park. • Please stay on trails. • Swimming at the park can be dangerous. River and lake conditions are unpredictable. − TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS Shovel Point Trail 0.6 miles one-way Uneven terrain • Wooden stairs and boardwalk • Gravel Start at the visitor center and follow rugged Lake Superior shoreline along a clifftop. You will end at the tip of the point with a stunning view of Palisade Head to the west. Watch for peregrine falcons in the summer. High Falls Trail 1.5 miles one-way Steep terrain • Wooden stairs • Gravel • Bare rock See the highest waterfall completely within the boundaries of Minnesota. Take the trail from the visitor center to the mouth of the Baptism River. Skip a few rocks, then follow the trail up on this side of the river. A side stairway will allow you to visit Two Step Falls on your way to the High Falls. Take the same trail back. Tettegouche Camp and Mount Baldy 3.5-mile loop Steep terrain • Packed dirt • Gravel • Bare rock Mount Baldy offers some of broadest views of the park. Start your steep hike up Camp Road from the Lax Lake Road parking lot on the north end of the park. Refill your water bottles from the hand pump at Tettegouche Camp before you return. MORE TO EXPLORE AT THE PARK VISITING IN WINTER • Join a free naturalist program. • Ski on groomed trails. • Drive to the top of Palisade Head (short hike in winter) for panoramic views of Lake Superior. Access Palisade Head from Highway 61, about 1.5 miles SW of visitor center. • Borrow a GPS unit from the visitor center and find a geocache. • Rent snowshoes from the visitor center. Explore any trail except groomed ski trails. • Rent a canoe and paddle Mic Mac Lake. • Kayak the Lake Superior State Water Trail. • Reserve the Illgen Falls Cabin or a cabin at the rustic Tettegouche Camp year-round. • Hike and camp on the Superior Hiking Trail. • Camp year-round in either of two campgrounds. LOOKING FOR MORE TO EXPLORE DURING YOUR STAY? VISIT: MNDNR.GOV/TETTEGOUCHE • Reserve a cabin, campsite, walk-in site or cart-in site and stay awhile. • Unload a snowmobile at the cart-in campground parking lot and ride trails from there to Finland, Silver Bay and the North Shore State Trail. SPECIAL RULES • Treble hooks are not allowed while fishing in the Baptism River between Lake Superior and the Cascades. • With the exception of Bean and Bear lakes, only non-motorized watercraft may be used on the park’s inland
TETTEGOUCHE STATE PARK Climbing Areas TETTEGOUCHE STATE PARK Climbing Information mndnr.gov/tettegouche Warning and Liability Disclaimer Rock climbing is a dangerous activity. Please seek competent instruction and develop good skills before climbing on your own. The State of Minnesota does not certify climbers, instructors or guides, or otherwise determine their qualifications. It does not rate climbing locations, routes or conditions, or determine their safety. The State of Minnesota is not liable if a climber is hurt or killed while climbing in Minnesota State Parks. If individuals choose to climb, they do so at their own risk. Climb in designated areas only. Check park kiosks or online for current closures. Climbing Permits Are Free and Last for One Year Climbing areas are restricted by Minnesota State Park Rules (6100.1355 (8) Rock Climbing), and climbing is allowed by permit only. Permits are free and are good for one calendar year. Individuals may obtain a permit at the park office or climbers parking lot self-registration station. You need a permit from each park where you climb. Organized groups need a commercial climbing permit to climb in Minnesota State Parks. Organized groups include, but are not limited to: schools, camps and businesses that provide instruction or guiding to climbers. Permits for groups require insurance certification and at least one week’s notice to authorize the permit. Contact the park office to obtain application materials. Safety: Please Heed Postings Routes with closed signs are closed for a reason, usually due to unsafe conditions or sensitive natural resources. Respect the postings and give the area a wide berth. Please report any potential safety hazard to park staff. Rocky crags and cracks are prime habitat for insects, bats and snakes. While some may sting or bite if grabbed by mistake, they are a vital resource and should be left alone. There are no venomous snakes in this park. Ethics Promote Safety and Advancement of the Sport Rock climbing puts climbers in direct contact with other park visitors. For your safety and the advancement of the sport, practice good climbing ethics, including the following examples: Keep climbs available - Do not leave climbing equipment unattended to reserve a climb. Park policy allows park rangers to move unattended equipment. During periods of high use, please free up climbs and share them with other climbers. Climbing Anchors - Minnesota State Parks strongly endorse a "clean climbing" philosophy. In all but very limited, pre-approved instances, placement of hardware will be limited to that which can be temporarily placed using the climber’s fingers. All such protection must be placed and removed without altering the rock. Chalk - If you must use chalk, use a neutral color. Brush holds clean before leaving an area. Pets - Pets are welcome in Minnesotas state parks, as long as they are kept on a leash six feet or shorter and are personally attended at all times. Please do not tie pets up along pathways and leave unattended while you climb. Plants - Do not remove vegetation from climbs. Trash and Graf fiti - Keep the park clean and pack out trash. Inform park staff of any graffiti in the climbing area so that it can be removed. Trails - Use established trails when accessing climbs to keep you safe and to prevent erosion. 2017, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources This guide is published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4040. Phone: 651-296-6157, 888-MINNDNR. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity employer. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities.
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