Temperance River State Park

5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614


Take the trail that winds along the edge of the Temperance River gorge and enjoy the rushing waterfalls surrounded by pine, spruce, cedar and birch forests. The rapidly flowing river has cut deep potholes in and along the riverbed. Hike the trail to Hidden Falls or connect up with trails into the Superior National Forest and the Cross River Wayside. Visitors come to camp and picnic along the shore of Lake Superior. Winter brings cross-country skiers and snowmobilers to tackle the hilly terrain. Carlton Peak, a recent addition to the park, is popular with rock climbers and offers even more recreational opportunities to park visitors.

Park Highlights:
Rock Climbing
Many Scenic Areas Along River and Lake
Rocky Landscape


Drive-in Sites 52 Sites
There are two campgrounds, an upper and a lower campground. Some sites in the lower campground have an excellent view of the lake. Most sites are in a shaded, wooded area.

Pull-Through Sites 2 Sites
Electric Sites 18 Sites
All electric sites are in the upper campground.

RV Length Limit 60 Feet
Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

Cart-in Sites 6 Sites
Carts are provided to haul camping gear to your site. Sites are located within easy walking distance from parking area. Bear-proof storage lockers available.



Self Guided .5 Miles
Hiking 22 Miles
A main trailhead for the Superior Hiking Trail and North Shore Corridor Trail is located in the park.

Mountain Bike Within 10 Miles


Snowmobile 7 Miles
North Shore State Trail located nearby.

Snowshoe Anywhere in Park. There are no groomed trails for snowshoeing
Please stay off groomed trails.

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area Near Campground
Includes picnic tables and fire rings.

Golf Course Within 10 Miles

Other Rock Climbing
Carlton Peak provides good climbing opportunities.

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