September 3, 2007

Camping at Temperance State Park

temperance river state park, minnesotaI recently took our three boys camping at Temperance River State Park, along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Doug was supposed to come with us, but scheduling conflicts occurred, and I was faced with the decision of canceling the trip or taking the boys on my own. I decided to go for it, and I'm glad I did because we had a great time.

view of lake superior from tent, temperance state parkOne of the reasons is our campsite. This is the view from our tent. We were very close to Lake Superior, and it was so nice to fall asleep to the sound of waves hitting the shore. In the morning, the beach was deserted so the boys had the lake to themselves when they went swimming while I got breakfast ready.

Our days were spent hiking and climbing over rocks in several of the State Parks in the area. The water was very low, so we were able to go all over the different waterfalls. At night, we sat around the campfire, eating dinner and talking about our day.

temperance river state park, minnesotaYou can access the Superior Hiking Trail from parking spots outside Temperance River State Park right off Highway 61. When we hike at the park, we follow the trail along the river for a few miles, then return to our campsite. You can also take a short walk from the parking lot down to the beach at Lake Superior.

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