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 new public interpretive center, creates a better future through community, collaboration and place-based education.

students using interactive map table at Lake Superior Reserve Learning Center
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River Rovers Program Held

Jun 28th, 2018, Fox 21 Local News

Lake Superior Reserve Responds to Local Chemical Fire

Jun 12th, 2018, National Estuarine Research Reserve Association

Husky Listening Session, May 14, 2018 – Full Report (Release 1)

May 23rd, 2018, Douglas County University of Wisconsin-Extension

For the Birds Radio Program: Visiting Port Wing’s South Shore School

Apr 25th, 2018, Laura Erickson's For the Birds

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Upcoming Events

Live Data

60.4° F

15.8° C

Pokegama Bay

07/21/2018 00:00 (LST)

Wind Speed
0.5mps - 1.1mph
Max Wind Speed
1.2mps - 2.7mph
Wind Dir From
18° To SSW
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 Estuary

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