Temperance River State Park7620 W Highway 61
Schroeder, MN 55613
Entrance to the park is mile north of the town of Schroeder on State Highway 61.Get Directions
Temperance River State Park is located in a region famous for its bare rock cliffs along the Lake Superior Shore. The park receives warming breezes off the lake in the winter and cooling breezes in the summer. Attractions include camping adjacent to Lake Superior, views from Carlton Peak and the spectacular geologic formations along the Temperance Gorge. It is managed from Tettegouche State Park. One of the most interesting geologic features in the park is the narrow Temperance River gorge with its many waterfalls. The rapidly flowing river cut deep potholes in and along the riverbed. 22 miles of hiking trails; park is on the northeast end of a 196 km ski-through trail network. 7 miles of snowmobile trail.
Hours & DatesPark permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day.
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
Number/Type of Campsites
- Total number of campsites: 57
- Flush toilets in campground
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Pull-through sites
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
Based on 227 reviews
Good trip. We arrived at approximately 8:30 am and made our way towards the entrance of the trail. The trail was separated into two parts- with a longer extension of the trail available for more...
— PartyTheNightAway, August 28, 2022
This state park is beautiful. Nice hikes and beautiful views. I feel like this one is a little underrated. Go appreciate it!
— Emily L, June 8, 2022
Great State Park on Hwy 61. This river was flowing well with all of the rain and late spring snow. This state park starts on Hwy 61, and has limited parking along Hwy 61. The trails to and near...
— williamrE6870OT, May 25, 2022
Gorgeous views within feet of Hwy. 61. Can be a quick stop or a short and sweet 3-mile hike if you just need to stretch on the drive up the shore. Don’t miss both sides of the highway and know that...
— Rebecca D, August 13, 2021
Another beauty. Park on side of #61. Walk across road to the falls and hike. We did the Hiking Club loop which I believe is the Upper Falls (West side) Everyone goes to see the falls but we saw no...
— Janet B, July 16, 2021