Tellegouche High Falls

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 40D
Nearest Area
Northeast Minnesota
Silver Bay
Brief Directions

There are several falls and cascades along State Highway 61, but the highlights of the driver are Tellegouche, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and Gooseberry State Park. Gooseberry has a water falls that is also worth shooting. The north shore of Lake Superior is 1 hour east of the world-reknown Boundry Waters Canoe and thee hours east of Voyageurs National Park. Duluth, Minn., is the largest city along the North Shore of Lake Superior, 60 south of the Gooseberry Park.


Weather in the area of Lake Superior's North Shore is unpredictable. It is a good idea to pack for both warm and cold weather, and keep a rain jacket close by. Don't forget to photograph the 'The Big Lake.' It is worth shooting in all kinds of weather conditions. When the winds kick up, the waves of the lake are worth seeing. Also, Iron Ore ships sail along the North Shore in route to the Port of Duluth. Summer is warm, but can be buggy. Fall is the most beautiful time of the year, but rain is common during this period. Winter is very cold with about 200-inches of snow annually.


Tellegouche State Park sits along the shore of Lake Superior, about 60 miles north of Duluth, Minn. The high falls is one of three that are on the Baptism River, which flows into Lake Superior. All three falls can be reached along the same hiking trail, which is 1-mile from the park's visitor center. A bridge that crosses the river at the high falls allows a visitor to view the falls from both sides of the river. The Tellegouche high falls is the highest falls in Minnesota. The other two, Two Step Falls and The Cascade, aren't as dramatic, but still worth photographing.

Date Added
July 21, 2014
Date Taken
July 21, 2014