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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Temperance River State Park
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 60 ft.
Temperance River State Park is located in Minnesota
47.5539 N
-90.8736 W
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18 Reviews of Temperance River State Park

Not sure how it happened but mid-August I scored cart in spot 46 in the lower campground, right on Lake Superior!! The carts appeared newly updated and rode well. The walk from car to site was short. It's up on a little "cliff" but getting to the shore is accessible, though somewhat steep. There was a pit toilet a short walk away. No trees present that would make a hammock tenting possible.

Lake Front Lower Campground is the Bees Knees

We've stayed at several different campsites in Temperance River State Park. Upper and Lower and this was our favorite for ease of access and views of Big Blue! Lower campground has 2 pit toilets and a spring fed water spigot. The toilets from this site are about a 2 minute walk but they are clean and smell fine. The spring water is also near the toilets so you can multi task on your walk. The lake is literally across the road where there is also a nice area to play in the grass before taking the steps down to the rocky shoreline where large rock juts up along the shore making for a kids playground paradise. To get away from the crowds find your way to the upper campground and take the trail along the water till you find a large rock beach. There is usually nobody there. We like to get there via the lake but that will require some scrambling up and down a couple coves so no littles or fragile peeps recommended.

New Bath House, yay

Temperance River State Park campground has always been a favorite of ours! On a recent backpacking trip on the Superior Hiking Trail we utilized the campground and stayed in the upper campground site 10. Formally this would have been right across from the old bath house but they tore that down and are currently getting that area prepped for new camp spots. The campsite #10 is a lovely spot with ample space, a little grove of trees that have a moss carpet beneath them and space to hammock, tent or rv camp.

A favorite state park campground

9/20/19-9/21/19. #14

Temperance is definitely at the top of my list for camping along the north shore. The Temperance River separates the upper and lower campground. Both campgrounds are similar with the upper offering electric sites and each have 3-cart in sites. Several sites are next to Lake Suoerior, with full lake views in the lower campground. There are showers in the upper campground and vault toilets throughout.

Site 14 was in the upper campground, near the lake and there was a trail that took you right to the rocks overlooking Lake Superior. I enjoyed the privacy and the sounds of crashing waves. I booked this site the day before (I assume it was a cancelation) as I wanted to catch the fall colors.

Temperance river has miles of trails and waterfalls to explore on the Temperance River. You can take trails on both sides of the river and can access these trails right from the campground. The trail also takes you all the way to Carlton Peak. It’s a gorgeous campground and state park. This campground is very popular and books up fast.

My favorite MN state park for camping

5/31/19-6/2/19. CI31

Beautiful scenery and views of Lake Superior!

On our way back from Grand Marais, Mn I stopped and toured the campground at Temperance River State Park. This park is located just outside Schroeder, Mn which is 1.5 hours north of Duluth, Mn. It’s just off of highway 61 with spectacular views of Lake Superior.

There is an amazing foot bridge with amazing views of the Temperance River Lagoon that is also an awesome fishing spot for Salmon, Trout and all other kinda of fish.

This park has a great campground woth amazing views of Lake Superior right from your campsite. Campsites can be occupied by a maximum of 6 people and cost $15-$23/night for standard campsites and an additional 8$ for electric sites.

There is an upper and lower campground with showers, bathrooms and water at the upper campground. The lower campground has pit toilets and water spicket‘s. The lower campground also has cart in sites if that is an interest of yours. There are carts provided.

We ate at the picnic area in the lower campground and were able to get our feet wet in Lake Superior that was a bit cold this time of year. We found some awesome rocks and fished at the base of the waterfall in the Lagoon. We didn’t catch anything but we definitely were not fishing with the correct lures. Other people were reeling in the fish.

Temperance is also close to the famous Betty’s Pies, Castle Danger Brewery and a TON of other amazing food places.

This park is definitely on my list of parks to stay at in the future.


Gorgeous campground on the shores of Lake Superior. Great views and great hiking trails.

Our favorite

Yes it is tucked in right off of HWY 61 and can be a distraction if you let it. We hiked, fished and just sat and looked at the Lake.
The 300’ wild waterfall is my favorite area to hike to. Study the force of the water over the centuries of work. Driving the forest roads you can come upon little surprises like Heartbreak hill.

Great day visit

Another place to have some great hiking. The views we're fantastic and the trails well maintained.

On lake superior and close to trails ...

Have stayed here a couple times. Great sites. Some with amazing views of lake superior. Good spot for through hikers of SHT. Near trails and adventures. Staff are nice and helpful. Quiet and well maintained campground.