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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“Smart Salting” initiative aims to prevent salt pollution in Twin Ports

Oct 17th, 2019, KBJR 6

Mentoring works: Teachers engage year-round with Lake Superior

Oct 9th, 2019, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Connecting teachers and students to the Lake Superior Watershed

Oct 3rd, 2019, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

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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.

Get out and explore
St. Louis River Estuary

Live Data

49.5° F

9.7° C

Pokegama Bay

10/20/2019 22:00 (LST)

Wind Speed
1.6mps - 3.6mph
Max Wind Speed
4.3mps - 9.6mph
Wind Dir From
86° To W
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)