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Second time camping here in the winter. Snow was falling when we arrived but the road and open site driveways were plowed out. We had to stomp out a path, spot for a tent pad and the campfire area - but we didn’t mind. The site was very private and has a lot of pines. It was beautiful. The bathroom and shower house was even open. 7 people were staying here this weekend.
We had a wonderful time. If you are looking for a camping site, I highly recommend this one.
We've camp here before, and it's a lovely park. The problem is that it is increasingly popular during the summer, so you have too book well in advance. When we checked on a Tuesday in late August, all sites were already reserved for the next four days. (We instead stayed at a campground in the Eckbeck Forest nearby.)
We still spent the day rock climbing in the park. The black flies were unbearable along the hiking trails though, so we ended our day hours early because we were getting painfully bitten so much, even with bug spray and long sleeves/pants.
It’s the perfect place to escape (no cell service and very quiet). Spent summer maintaining the campsites and the Trails End Cafe. Campsites are kept cleared of previous camper’s trash, it’s mowed, &bathrooms are cleaned and restocked every morning! Just please don’t steal the TP! If you didn’t bring any (biodegradable) soap with you there’s showers you can buy at the Cafe ($2 or $3 if I can remember) also there’s usually a ton of gear you can buy in case you forgot something or damaged your own. Rent a kayak or a canoe and do some exploring in the beautiful BWCA! Bring a growler and go fishing, swimming, cliff jumping, gunnel pumping, canoe racing, or anything you can think of. Just down the road at the Voyager’s outfitters they have a lot of younger people working there and they are very friendly & love new people to interact with (gets lonely up that far lol) ask if there’s anything going on during your visit! Just keep it wild out there & leave no trace!
2/15/19-2/17/19. We arrived in the dark and found a clipboard to select your campsite by the main office. It’s first come, first serve. Only a select number of campsites are available in February in the main loop.
The roads were plowed and campsites that were open were well marked. We stayed in #17 and it was shoveled out and kept up for a nice winter camp. The outhouses were open and a short walk from our campsite. We cross country skied on groomed trailed right in the park and they are beautiful. The lake was frozen so we also got to experience walking on Lake superior as well as hiking within the park. It snowed all weekend and I really enjoyed my experience. If you have never winter camped I highly recommend your first time at Tettegouche. Bring a 4-season tent a warm sleeping bag, layer up and make a nice fire.
We also got to see the famous “sea stack” (3rd photo) from the ice. Which was taken down and crumbled during a powerful winter storm in November 2019.