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Tettegouche State Park

State Park, Provincial Park, or Protected Area
Rock Climbing on Shovel Point – MN DNR

The rugged cliffs and tranquil forests of Tettegouche State Park have called to visitors for generations. The now 9,489 acres was home to Paleoindian groups up to 9,500 years ago and has since been a destination for industry, entrepreneurs, conservation enthusiasts and tourists. The park’s rolling landscape provides spectacular views of Lake Superior and offers a variety of experiences. Inland and atop Mount Trudee, visitors will experience an oak-maple forest and the plant and animal species associated. In the distance, on the shore of Lake Superior, the habitat changes and so does the visitor’s experience.

While Tettegouche offers easy access to the Baptism River and Shovel Point and Palisade Head overlooks for a relaxing walk or place to picnic, it also draws the more adventurous visitors. The park is one of the top rock climbing destinations in Minnesota and is a premier place for sea kayaking. In winter, trails are groomed for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

A new visitor center and rest area invites you to stop and explore the park. Year-round camping opportunities, including lodging at the historic Tettegouche Camp, a group camp, modern restroom facilities and electric sites are available.

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Recreational Opportunities

Camping, lodging, hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing, wildlife-watching, sight-seeing, visitor center, Naturalist programs and more. Canoes and snowshoes can be rented at the park.

Accessibility Notes

Parts of the park are accessible. For more information, call the park at218-226-6365.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome in Minnesota State Parks. The must be accompanied at all times, on a six-foot leash and cleaned up after.


Seasons Accessible

The park is open year-round. Visitor center staffing hours will vary seasonally.


Standard Minnesota State Park fees apply. Current pricing for vehicle permits, camping and other amenities can be found at

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