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Tettegouche State Park, Silver Bay

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State Park · Nature / Park
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 »
  • 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 »
  • Tettegouche is a magnificent park! My friends and I enjoyed the moderate, unpaved hiking trail, and the countless stairs and fluctuating elevations were just enough for some leg strengthening. High Falls and Two Step Falls were rewarding views to soak in, and the water was low enough for a quick dip for some of us. We finished a little over 6 miles on our hike. The park wasn't too congested, which is nice, and it seems well maintained. ***Bring bug spray for mosquitoes, but do prepare for good coverage against horse flies. Bug spray doesn't deter them, and their bites will give you a good pinch.***
  • Waterfall Hunting Adventure! There was a cool swinging bridge. Dog friendly and kid friendly place. The only downside was that my dog couldn't walk across the swinging bridge, it was like a metal grated floor that would hurt her paws. But it is a good place to see!

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