Located on the St. Louis River Estuary in Superior, Wisconsin

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve works in partnership to improve the understanding of Lake Superior’s coast and estuaries. We address issues affecting the watershed through integration of research, education, outreach and stewardship.

Lake Superior Estuarium

a better future

The Lake Superior Estuarium, our public interpretive center opening September 30, will create a better future through community, collaboration and place-based education.

Lake Superior Reserve Learning Center

In the News

Lake Superior Reserve and Carpenter’s Local #361 Unite

Sep 10th, 2017, National Estuarine Research Reserve Association

Grand Opening: Lake Superior Estuarium

Sep 5th, 2017, UW-Superior

Green Visions: New Lake Superior Estuarium

Aug 30th, 2017, KUMD 103.3 FM Duluth Public Radio

Communities Celebrate Lake Superior Day

Jul 17th, 2017, WDIO/WIRT

Upcoming Events

Live Data

56.1° F

13.4° C

Pokegama Bay

09/26/2017 14:00 (LST)

Wind Speed
1.5mps - 3.4mph
Max Wind Speed
3.3mps - 7.4mph
Wind Dir From
294° To ESE
Rel Humidity
Bar Pressure
Total PAR
Cum Precip

All Data is property of NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) / National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

Explore the Estuary

St. Louis River

The St. Louis River Estuary is a rich, unique and diverse place to explore. From sandy beaches to protected bays valued for bass, walleye and muskie fishing, to the wild Red River Breaks, the St. Louis River provides a wilderness experience within 10 minutes of the Twin Ports.

Get out and explore
St. Louis River Estuary