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 in 2017, will create a better future through community, collaboration and place-based education.

Lake Superior Reserve Learning Center

In the News

Piping Plover Restoration is Topic for Next River Talk

Oct 31st, 2016, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute - Marie Zhuikov

UWS students lead beach cleanup .pdf

Oct 2nd, 2016, Duluth News Tribune - Aloysia Power

Celebrate National Estuaries Week

Sep 21st, 2016, University of Wisconsin Superior

Rivers2Lake Program receives grant, expands program

Sep 21st, 2016, University of Wisconsin Superior

Upcoming Events

Live Data

63.1° F

17.3° C

Pokegama Bay

08/19/2017 22:00 (LST)

Wind Speed
0.2mps - 0.4mph
Max Wind Speed
0.6mps - 1.3mph
Wind Dir From
147° To NNW
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