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“What's not to love about Tettegouche?”

Tettegouche State Park
Ranked #38 of 1,688 things to do in Minnesota
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Owner description: Located near Silver Bay, this area has waterfalls and rivers as well as forests.
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Stayed back in the camp at Mic Mac for several days with the kids. Hiked the front part by the lake. Shovel point is a good jaunt for the kids, they are pretty quiet the rest of the way home. The scenery is fantastic. Minnesota state parks are outstanding, and Tettegouche is top ten.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visited the North Shore in September 2017 and had a great time. We designated a whole morning to be spent at Tettegouche State Park; we started our hike at the parking lot and went up the trail to the East of Baptism River. After a couple miles of hiking uphill, we made our way up to High Falls. The hike was a bit difficult... I would definitely not recommend it to people with kids, the elderly, or anyone who has a hard time hiking uphill for long periods of time. Though the hike was hard, it was definitely worth it. The view near High Falls was amazing! After snapping a bunch of pictures, we continued in a loop and went down towards Two Step Falls, which was also beautiful. Eventually, we made our way down and checked out the confluence of the Baptism River and Lake Superior and then made our way to Shovel Point. Shovel Point is a must-see! You get a great view of the entire North Shore from North to South. Overall, Tettegouche State Park was one of the highlights of our trip!

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I took my senior mother here to visit all the state parks along the North Shore. We read that Shovel Point was worth the short hike. We were not aware of the 303 stairs (one-way) involved in getting to the point. They were definitely worth it. My mother's biggest worry was that there were almost no hand rails for her to use to try to maintain her balance on the stairs. She still surmounted all of them (yay!). The construction of the stairs was very well done and thankfully no slick. The views from Shovel point were awe-inspiring. You can get all the way to the edge, if you are so inclined and have common sense. Views 360degrees all around and for miles and miles. So very worth it. The visitor center is also a rest stop and very nicely redone. Clean and enjoyable to stop in to warm up from the cold outside.

Be aware the first two weeks of Nov are hunting season, so most of the park is closed because hunters are in the park. When you do hike, wear blaze orange.

2  Thank kayakergrl2017
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the Tettegouche State Park visitor center to inquire about trail availability. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! The place offered an area to sit and enjoy a fireplace, eat, check out some historical info, gift shop (bought a FANTASTIC fleece jacket~great quality! And a couple nice coffee mugs!)
A long wall displayed the artwork of local/regional artist and their interpretations of the area. Clean restrooms.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Near Silver Bay is Tettegouche State Park, the exit is right off the main highway. It has a brand new visitor center, which was really nice. I stopped at the park to hike to falls. (High Falls) While the maps and the signs show hike of just over a mile and a half, what it does not tell you that there are significant gains and drops in elevation. Much more than I expected. Indeed, the hike back to the falls reminded me more of hikes in the Rocky Mountains. While not a difficult hike, it is not an easy hike. The trail is well maintained. When I visited it had just rained and parts of the trail were muddy. Hiking boots are highly recommended. The trail, the woods, and the falls are terrific. I'd go back there in a heart beat. The park has lots of trails, camp grounds, everything you'd expect. Two small towns are nearby and there are plenty of places for food, supplies, gas or rooms.

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