Temperance River State Park
Take the trail that winds along the edge of the Temperance River gorge and enjoy the rushing waterfalls surrounded by pine, spruce, cedar and birch forests. The rapidly flowing river has cut deep potholes in and along the riverbed. Hike the trail to Hidden Falls or connect up with trails into the Superior National Forest and the Cross River Wayside. Visitors come to camp and picnic along the shore of Lake Superior. Winter brings cross-country skiers and snowmobilers to tackle the hilly terrain. Carlton Peak, a recent addition to the park, is popular with rock climbers and offers even more recreational opportunities to park visitors.
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Highway 61 Detour
From August through at least September, there is a detour and extensive road construction on highway 61 south of Temperance River State Park. Expect delays.
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Camping available year-round!
Camping at Temperance River State Park is available year-round. When the park office is not open, Minnesota State Park permit fees and camping fees are payable at the self-registration station located at the park office.
Please remember: A campsite may be occupied by a group of six or fewer people using one camping shelter. Groups of six or fewer traveling in one vehicle may have one additional tent with prior approval from park staff.
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Minnesota State Parks and Trails on Facebook Minnesota State Parks Twitter feed Temperance River State Park.
Bird Checklist at Temperance River State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Summer: Daily, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Winter: Call Tettegouche State Park at (218) 226-6365.
Send mail c/o Tettegouche State Park
5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
The entrance to the park is one mile north of the town of Schroeder on State Highway 61.
Physical Address: 7620 West Hwy 61, Schroeder, MN 55613