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Temperance River State Park

7620 West Hwy 61, Schroeder, MN 55613
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Schroeder
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: Intriguing because of its narrow gorge which has created many potholes along the bottom of the river.
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Pi just spent a delightful 5 days on the North Shore. We stayed at Solbakken Resort and had a cabin right not the lake. Temperance River, one of the many near by parks, was lots of fun. We started with a hike up Carlton Peak to enjoy the panoramic view of the shore. Then we walked the trail along the... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Park in the lot on the highway and hike down to the beach. The water at the mouth of the river into Superior is warm enough for swimming. Check the depth; we found lots of areas for brave kids to jump from the rocks into the water - AWAY FROM THE BRIDGE AND FALLS. This is by the rocky shore... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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334 reviews 334 reviews
188 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

You don't have to venture far off the highway to view some true North Shore scenery and beauty here. Don't be fooled and go up to the Park entrance, as that is where the camp ground is, the best sights are right off the turnouts on 61 which don't require a state park pass. Head towards lake superior fro some... More

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Jackson, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Rode our bikes on a nice trail from blue fin resort. Waterfalls are beautiful and powerful. No guard rails here. Walk up a ways and it flattens out so you can get your feet wet. We were overly ambitious and hiked up to Carlton peak. Took us 4+ hours round trip.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Absolutely beautiful for hiking an scenery. Great place to walk with a dog. The scenery invited one to simply pause in places to meditate and soak up the views. I enjoyed the wildflowers along the way.

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It wasn't in our plan to stop and see the Temperance River on our recent travel up the North Shore. On our way to Grand Marais, we saw a bunch of cars pulled over on the side of Hwy. 61 near Schroeder. The green sign said, "Temperance River". On our way back from Grand Marais, I told my husband to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
49 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

First stop on site of the lake and see power of water coming to the lake, then walk short walk (maybe a mile) to see all the cascades and small pools and falls in small gorges. Very beautiful.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Temperance River State Park is yet another in a long line of beautiful parks along Minnesota's North Shore. This park is great for beginning hikers, as it's easy to get to. As you travel along highway 61, you can park just off of it and hike up towards the falls. It's a short round trip, and by going on the... More

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Custer, Wisconsin, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This park is amazing!! With several waterfalls within the canyon and tremendous views, this park is one of the best on the North Shore. Once at the falls at the end of the canyon, keep going upstream. Another small canyon comes into view a ways up, with more small falls. Beautiful!!!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We spent a few hours hiking around the Temperance River, the gorges, Falls, and State Park. We hiked back to the hidden falls and it was amazing to be so secluded in Nature. We spent some time just sitting and enjoying the rushing water and marveling at it's beauty. Definitely time well spent!

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