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“Large park with variety of hikes and sights”

Tettegouche State Park
Ranked #73 of 1,445 things to do in Minnesota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located near Silver Bay, this area has waterfalls and rivers as well as forests.
Burnsville, Minnesota
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161 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Large park with variety of hikes and sights”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

They just opened the park building after couple of years of construction. It was worth the wait. Great facilities, modern bathrooms. Fast wifi.
We took a number if hikes. We went down to the lake. Kids had fun skipping the rocks.
Later on we hiked to twin fall. Lot and lot of steps but nicely kept so it was fun.
Overall it is large park. You can spend full day here.

Visited August 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Take The Hike to Shovel Point”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

A beautiful park on the North Shore. Great spot for hikers and rock climbers. The hike out to Shovel Point has a beautiful pay off of stellar views. Easy hike for kids too! The hike however is not for those who don't like stairs! If your knees give out easily...you might opt for a different trail. The new visitor center is quite nice.

Visited August 2014
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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342 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Is this Heaven?”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Probably not but it is great. Tettegouche is more than just a hard word to spell it's an amazing state park. This place is literally huge. There are so many amazing things to see here. A good place to start is Shovel Point. It starts out with a huge staircase to the top. Probably about 200 stairs so be ready for a work out! The views will literally take your breath away, if the stairs haven't already. When we came we saw some people doing some rock climbing out on the point and it looked terrifying. The Baptism river is one of many good places to swim here so bring your swim suit. You could spend a week here and not see all of it. But it's worth the trip just to see a little. Second best state park in MN and almost the best really for the sheer size.

Visited July 2014
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owatonna
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Simply amazing”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just returned from a week long camping trip. Great park beautiful campground we had sites 20e, 22e and 26e between 3 families . We explored the other surrounding parks too.

Visited July 2014
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South Haven, MI
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203 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Better like stairs!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This state park has to fantastic waterfalls. We hiked to both of them on both sides of the river just get some different views. The trails are shaded in the woods type trails with rocks and roots to keep you focused. The best views of the falls require walking down (and back up) plenty of stairs. The longest flight I counted was 199 stairs. We got an early enough start that we did not see many people until we went up the second side of the river. This is a great place to day hike!

Visited July 2014
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