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Tettegouche State Park, Silver Bay

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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 park has the nicest visitor’s center - fireplace, couches, tables, gift shop. Shovel Point is a quick hike behind the visitor’s center and has fantastic views! It’s a lot of steps to the top but....  more
    This park has the nicest visitor’s center - fireplace, couches, tables, gift shop. Shovel Point is a quick hike behind the visitor’s center and has fantastic views! It’s a lot of steps to the top but....  more »
  • We had time for one hike, so we went here. There’s a nice visitor center and several hiking opportunities. We opted for the Shovel Point hike, about a ¾ one way hike out to a viewpoint. It was... 
    We had time for one hike, so we went here. There’s a nice visitor center and several hiking opportunities. We opted for the Shovel Point hike, about a ¾ one way hike out to a viewpoint. It was...  more »
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  • Great park, some great hiking paths. One of the best views on the shore(shovel point). It a reasonable hike a little bit over a mile there and back. But to be warned there a great number of stairs. Only complaint is the big beautiful relative new visitor center need to be open.
  • Very nice park with the High Falls being the highlight. They have a very nice visitor center although at the peak, it can be hard to find a parking spot there. You have the choice of going to the shore for some great views, or hiking to High Falls. Both beautiful.

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