Temperance River State Park is a state park of Minnesota, USA, located between the communities of Schroeder and Tofte on Highway 61 on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It has campsites, picnic areas, and hiking trails on both sides of the Temperance River.Make Temperance River State Park a part of your Schroeder vacation plans using our Schroeder trip planning tool .
The Temperance River area was first permanently inhabited by Europeans in the 1830s. Settlers had to decide what to name various geographical features. When the geographical surveyors came through the area in 1864, they noticed that one particular river ran into water which was so deep that no sand bar formed at the mouth. Because there was no "bar" that river was named "Temperance." In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built several overlooks at certain places along the riverside. In 1957, the state organized 539acre of land into Temperance River State Park.
Temperance River has two campgrounds, one on each side of the river. Both campgrounds are closer to Lake superior than most state park campgrounds near the lake. Besides the "bar-less" mouth of the river, Temperance River has three waterfalls which can be reached by footpath. The park is also one of four Minnesota state parks to allow rock climbing, along with nearby Tettegouche State Park.
Temperance River State Park Reviews
This park provided a great photo op! We simply stopped off on the side of the highway in a parking area they had and checked out the man made overlooks and trails that led to where the river meets Lak... more »
Cute and easy hike. This is hike is mostly kid friendly, and has great views. Some parts of the river at pretty shallow, so kids can wade in it. more »
Fun place to hike for young and old. Interesting ice formations near the beach and well kept trails despite being late winter. Trails starting from parking areas off Highway 61 are a bit more difficult, but worth it for the views!
One of my favorite parks really great place to spend the day lots too see I have been here many times and I have found something new every time I come here well maintained area information provided helped me find direction suprised by low traffic at peak times of the year
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