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.

River Towns: Landscapes and Livelihoods

St. Louis River Summit

Join us for the 9th Annual St. Louis River Summit on March 5-6, 2019 at Yellowjacket Union on the UW-Superior campus.

Submit Abstracts by January 27
Register by February 18

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overview of dowtown Superior, WI and Lake Superior
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WPR climate change discussion features Reserve staff

Oct 19th, 2018, Hear Me Out, Wisconsin Public Radio

Educators, band members put on inaugural Wild About Rice Festival

Sep 29th, 2018, Duluth News Tribune

Geese police hoping kayakers can protect wild rice

Aug 11th, 2018, Duluth News Tribune

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Live Data

-3.3° F

-19.6° C

Pokegama Bay

01/16/2019 21:00 (LST)

Wind Speed
0.5mps - 1.1mph
Max Wind Speed
0.8mps - 1.8mph
Wind Dir From
193° To NNE
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Total PAR
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All Data is property of NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) / National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

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

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