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

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

Exciting research

Apply for a two-year graduate fellowship focused on natural and social science research within the nation’s diverse estuaries and surrounding communities.

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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.

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St. Louis River Estuary

Live Data

3.6° F

-15.8° C

Pokegama Bay

12/12/2019 06:00 (LST)

Wind Speed
0.1mps - 0.2mph
Max Wind Speed
0.5mps - 1.1mph
Wind Dir From
67° To WSW
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)