Tettegouche State Park

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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

Enjoy the new visitor center and rest area on your trip to the park. It features an interpretive area, a gift shop, restrooms, and spaces that can be rented for weddings or other events. Fact sheet This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. about the new visitor center.

(Updated Nov. 21, 2017)

Park Notes

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.

State Forest Campgrounds:

Tettegouche State Park also manages the Eckbeck and Finland campground and day-use areas inside the Finland State Forest. For information on these units, please contact the Tettegouche State Park office at (218) 353-8800.

Weekend Waterfalls Itinerary:

Use this itinerary to plan a three park, 2 1/2 day trip to take in some North Shore waterfalls.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Gift Cards:

Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.

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, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614

tel: 218-353-8800

email: tettegouche.statepark@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 MN-61.