Temperance River State Park

 

 

     
 
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Ownership

 
 

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Overview

 
 

 

 
     
 

History

 
 

 

 
     
 

Management

 
 

 

 
     
 

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Location
 
 

Maps

 
 

all season map

climbing areas map

 
         
 

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Size

 
 

5,007 acres statutory, 1,134 owned

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

N47 33.346, W90 52.301

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 
         
 

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          Cook County  
          Northeast Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

22 miles

½ mile interpretive

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

All hunting but no trapping in a 600-acre section of the park. No hunting or trapping elsewhere. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Northern Superior Uplands

   
  Ecological Subsection    

North Shore Highlands

   
  Land Type Association    

North Shore Till Plain

Sawtooth Mountain Bedrock Complex

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype

Aspen - Birch Woodland

Beaver Wetland Complex

Bedrock/Boulder Shore (River): Intermittent Streambed Subtype

Bedrock/Boulder Shore (River): Permanent Stream Subtype

Black Ash - Aspen - Balsam Poplar Swamp (Northeastern)

Black Ash - Conifer Swamp (Northeastern)

Clay/Mud Shore (River): Permanent Stream Subtype

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Northern)

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Northern) / Bedrock Shrubland (Inland) / Woodland Complex

Felsic Cliff (Northern) / Northern Talus Complex

Gravel/Cobble Beach (Lake Superior)

Gravel/Cobble Beach (River): Permanent Stream Subtype

Jack Pine Woodland (Bedrock)

Lowland White Cedar Forest (North Shore)

Mesic Felsic Cliff (Northern)

Mesic Mafic Cliff (Northern)

Mesic Mafic Cliff (Northern) / Northern Talus Complex

Northern Terrace Forest

Northern Wet Meadow / Carr

Paper Birch - Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore)

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp

Rich Black Spruce Swamp (Basin)

Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore)

Upland White Cedar Forest

White Cedar Swamp (Northeastern)

White Cedar - Yellow Birch Forest

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp

Young Forest Complex

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

Natural Features

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           
 
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  Hiking Club: Temperance River State Park, September 2015
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Published on Feb 11, 2014

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Published on Oct 30, 2013

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Other Videos
 
  Hiking Temperance River State Park in Minnesota
Anthony's Outdoors
 
   
 
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Oct 18, 2018

Hiking the Temperance River State Park in Minnesota for our annual family hiking trip takes us to a great state park that we can't wait to get back to! The weather hampered some filming, so I apologize the limited footage in advance. Temperance River State Park is truely a gem along the Minnesota Northshore.

 
  TEMPERANCE RIVER STATE PARK | Hiking & Waterfalls | Minnesota’s North Shore on Lake Superior
Jeanie Marie
 
   
 
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Jul 21, 2020

TEMPERANCE RIVER STATE PARK | Hiking & Waterfalls | Minnesota’s North Shore on Lake Superior

Temperance River State Park is so unique and one of my favorite state parks on Minnesota’s North Shore. The river flows deep within a gorge which makes the hiking trails so great because the waterfall trails run right along the river gorge. There are several small falls along the length of the gorge. It's an easy hike to go along the river and see the water churning. You do not need to pay to enter the state park if you park along highway 61—so be sure to stop and enjoy the beautiful views and great hikes!

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Xoxo

Jeanie

 
  TEMPERANCE RIVER STATE PARK | Hiking & Waterfalls | Minnesota’s North Shore on Lake Superior
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Oct 20, 2021

TEMPERANCE RIVER STATE PARK | Hiking & Waterfalls | Minnesota’s North Shore on Lake Superior

#lakesuperior #greatlakes #northshore

Another stop along the North Shore. This time we visit The Temperance River State Park. We do a little hiking and check out the cool waterfall!

 
  Temperance River State Park Walking Trails and Water Features
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Sep 12, 2020

 
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Walk up to the falls area.

   
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Published on May 31, 2013

   

 

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Plants

 
 

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

western spotted coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata var. occidentalis)

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Visits

5/26/2011                
 
 

Birds

 
 

Four bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

 
         
 

Fishes

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Three fungi and lichen species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Endangered

Shag-Belly Stippleback Lichen (Dermatocarpon moulinsii)

Threatened

Golden Dot Lichen (Arthrorhaphis citrinella)

Special Concern

Hanging Fringe Lichen (Anaptychia crinalis)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
         
 

Mammals

 
 

One mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Special Concern

little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

Ten plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Endangered

Scotch false asphodel (Tofieldia pusilla)

Threatened

alpine woodsia (Woodsia alpina)

smooth woodsia (Woodsia glabella)

Special Concern

common butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris ssp. vulgaris)

Douglas hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii)

Hudson Bay eyebright (Euphrasia hudsoniana var. ramosior)

intermediate sedge (Carex media)

least moonwort (Botrychium simplex)

slender spikerush (Eleocharis nitida)

spike trisetum (Trisetum spicatum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp FPn73a

Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype FDn43b1

Aspen - Birch Woodland FDn32b

Bedrock/Boulder Shore (River): Intermittent Streambed Subtype RVx43a1

Bedrock/Boulder Shore (River): Permanent Stream Subtype RVx43a2

Black Ash - Aspen - Balsam Poplar Swamp (Northeastern) WFn55a

Black Ash - Conifer Swamp (Northeastern) WFn64a

Clay/Mud Shore (River): Permanent Stream Subtype RVx54b2

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Northern) ROn12b

Gravel/Cobble Beach (Lake Superior) LKu32e

Gravel/Cobble Beach (River): Permanent Stream Subtype RVx32c2

Jack Pine Woodland (Bedrock) FDn22a

Lowland White Cedar Forest (North Shore) WFn53a

Mesic Felsic Cliff (Northern) CTn32d

Mesic Mafic Cliff (Northern) CTn32a

Northern Terrace Forest FFn57

Northern Wet Meadow/Carr WMn82

Paper Birch - Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore) MHn45a

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp APn81b

Rich Black Spruce Swamp (Basin) FPn62a

Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore) MHn45c

Upland White Cedar Forest FDn43c

White Cedar Swamp (Northeastern) FPn63a

White Cedar - Yellow Birch Forest MHn45b

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

     
         
 

Reptiles

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
         

 

 

Binoculars

 

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