Hike-in Required
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Palisade Head is part of Tettegouche State Park along the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is easy to miss the entrance to this park, especially if you aren’t looking for it. However, this is a great way to spend a couple hours admiring the cliffs over Lake Superior, wandering around (as there are no defined trails), and maybe even spot a rock climber taking on a route.  

The park is not incredibly big, but beyond the parking lot it is enjoyable to wander around and catch great views of the lake below. One can spot several different wildflowers and navigate the rocky landscape. Be careful no to get too close to the drop offs and keep an eye on the children. There is a radio tower that can help as a navigational aid to get back to the parking lot. Rock climbers can also be spotted from the viewpoint just beyond the parking lot (looking north).

Palisade Head is a great place to explore for a few hours while adventuring along the North Shore.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Not Required


Great views. Towering cliffs.


Entrance not marked.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed


Big vistas
Geologically significant


Nearby Adventures


The Pin Location on the Map is incorrect. While the location isn't marked very well there is a sign for it on the side of the highway but it's not prominent like other parks in the area. The Coordinates for the entrance are: 47.321474, -91.216362

This is a remarkable section of the park, if you are in the area it's a quick stop you must do!
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