Located about 80 miles (128km) northeast of Duluth, Grand Portage State Park is one of eight state parks that make up Minnesota’s North Shore experience along Lake Superior.
Primary natural features
The highest falls in Minnesota can be seen sitting here on the border with Canada. A stunning 120 foot drop creates a beautiful view for waterfall gazers. Wildlife is abundant as well in this remote corner of Minnesota’s North Shore.
Other interesting facts
The park is actually leased to the state of Minnesota by the Grand Portage Indian Reservation. It is the only state park jointly managed by the state and Native American Band.
About the park
Hiking and scenic views abound. It is also a great place to take in wildflower spotting in the spring and fall to capture the colors of Minnesota’s native landscapes.
At Park Entrance
As you enter the park, you will come to the parking area first. It is just a short walk to the office.
Park Office/Trail Signs
Year-round naturalist programs are available at this park.
The landmark, located at end of picnic trail, is the international border marker between Canada and the USA. Also, the Grand Portage National Monument historic site is located 6 miles south of the park at Grand Portage.
Snowshoe rental is available at the park office.
Drinking water and toilets available. Day use only park. For more information about Temperance River State Park, Maps or to reserve a campsite visit the Minnesota DNR.