Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 61, Baptism River (Tettegouche State Park) Rest Area


About the project

The Baptism River Rest Area in Tettegouche State Park is a popular stop for tourists visiting the North Shore. It also serves the needs of commercial traffic traveling along Hwy 61 to the Canadian border crossing.

MnDOT is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to upgrade the existing rest area by constructing turn lanes, reconfiguring parking, expanding parking for semi-trailers and constructing a new, shared rest area/visitor center building.

Project benefits

The project enhances safety.

District 1 Baptist River rest area renovation