Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 61 Tettegouche State Park
Visitor Center, Rest Area

Tettegouche State Park in Lake County

User impacts

  • The Baptism River Rest Area at Tettegouche State Park is temporarily closed while a new visitor center is being constructed.
  • For complete details about other MnDOT rest areas along Hwy 61 on the North Shore of Lake Superior please click here.
  • MnDOT is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Resources on this project. For complete information about this project, including updated timelines, please visit the Tettegouche State Park website, call or email one of the project managers.

    Artist rendering of the new Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center. The rendering depicts the structure as a large, lodge-type structure with multiple gables, entrances and chimneys.


About this project

The new Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center will include several gathering spaces to relax in and enjoy, including a Great Room with a fireplace overlooking Lake Superior. Also included are a 750-square-foot exhibit space to help visitors explore the park’s resources, a multi-purpose room, a gift shop stocked with educational resources and souvenirs, an amphitheater for interpretive programs, a lakeside patio, a picnic shelter, improved and expanded rest room facilities open 24 hours-a-day when the project is completed.

MnDOT Contribution

    • $3 million (FHWA Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program funds) Connect with us through Twitter Connect with us through YouTube Connect with us through Facebook
    • FHWA Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program funds must be used to improve the safe movement of motor vehicles at or across the land border between the U.S. and Canada and the land border between the U.S. and Mexico.