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Location: Illgen. Appx 65 mi NE of Duluth

Lodging: drive-in campground, walk-in sites, group center, group camp, cabins, kayak-in site

Activities: hiking, rock climbing, boating, kayaking

Lake/River: Baptism River, Lake Superior

Special Attractions: Baptism Falls

Tettegouche DNR

View of Superior

Visited here in 2006. This park has a huge hiking trail system. I started out at the trailhead parking lot and ended up walking about 10 miles or so before getting back. The trail was pretty easy to follow until I got to "the drainpipe" and then it was pretty confusing. Luckily towards the top of the steepest hill ever... there's a railing to hold onto and things become clear again on where to go. The trail led me past some scenic overlooks and over to Mic Mac Lake where there is a group camp. Onward I traveled past Nipisquit Lake and then (finally!) back to the parking lot. The whole trek took about four hours. Following a recovery period in the car (& changing my soaked shoes) I went to the High Falls. This involved climbing a ton of stairs at some point. Also went to the Shovel Point area which I have little memory of. What an exhausting day after hiking about 13 miles.

Visited again in 2014. This time hiked to the high falls & two step falls. The best views of the falls are from the trail on the east side or right of the river. There are many stairs to climb and the trail from the parking area is a moderate climb for awhile.

Big tree roots

Interesting tree roots

Two Step Falls

Mic Mac Lake

Mic Mac Lake

Nipisquit Lake

Papasay Ridge view

Papasay Ridge Overlook by Nipisquit Lake

View of Lake Superior

Overlook of Lake Superior

High Falls

Baptism River

Shovel Point view

Shovel Point