Illgen Falls


May 2017

State: Minnesota

Location: Tettegouche State Park

Height: 40

Crest: 30

Water Source: Baptism River

Waypoint: 47.35875N 91.21387W

Summary: A 40 foot falls located upstream of the High Falls on the Baptism River. Reached by a short walk from a roadside pull-off.

Illgen Falls is the a 40 foot falls on the Baptism River. It is located about 1/2 mile upstream of the larger High Falls. It is part of Tettegouche State park, but is not accessible from the park's trail system.

To reach the falls from Highway 61, head to Illgen City and head west on County Road 1. After 1.6 miles ther will be a pull-off on the left side of the road. There is a sign saying it is state park property, but nothing about the waterfall. From here there is a trail that leads a hundred yards or so down to the top of the files. With some effort you can get down to the base of the falls, and other unofficial trails lead to views downstream of the falls.

There is a cabin located right by the falls. This is part of Tettegouche State Park and can be rented.

[North Shore] Nearby Falls

Devil's Kettle Falls, the Upper Falls of the Brule River, the High Falls of the Pigeon River, Cross River Falls, Gooseberry Falls, and the Temperance River Gorge are all along Minnesota's north shore.

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