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Baptism River
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High Falls on the Baptism River, Tettegouche State Park
Baptism River is located in Minnesota
Baptism River
Mouth of the Baptism River
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lake County
Physical characteristics
Main source Finland, Minnesota
1,290 feet (390 m)
47°24′48″N 91°14′38″W / 47.4132473°N 91.2437708°W / 47.4132473; -91.2437708
River mouth Lake Superior
600 feet (180 m)
47°20′10″N 91°11′52″W / 47.3360284°N 91.1976635°W / 47.3360284; -91.1976635
Length 8.8 miles (14.2 km)
Basin features
Basin size 53,900 acres (218 km2)
  • Left:
    East Branch Baptism River, Sawmill Creek, Leskinen Creek, Finland Creek, Oliver Creek
  • Right:
    West Branch Baptism River, Lindstrom Creek, Crown Creek
Waterfalls High Falls, Two Step Falls, Illgen Falls

The Baptism River is an 8.8-mile-long (14.2 km) river of the U.S. state of Minnesota. The river source is the confluence of the East Branch Baptism River and the West Branch Baptism River just south of the community of Finland.

The High Falls of the Baptism River, in Tettegouche State Park, is the highest waterfall entirely within the state of Minnesota at 60 feet (18 m). The High Falls on the Pigeon River is higher, but is on the border with Ontario.


The Baptism River is a designated trout stream with populations of brook, brown and rainbow trout, as well as Chinook salmon.

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