Park Point

Jesse Schomberg says calling Superior a "lake" lulls people into a false sense of security.

Actually, it's oceanic in a lot of ways, expecially when it comes to waves and rip currents.

Park Point Art Fair
Morgan Kohler

The Park Point Art Fair is an annual celebration of art and community right next to the sand shores of Lake Superior. This event is free admission and will feature 120 artists, live music, food, and family art activities. 

Dates: June 23-24

Time: 10am-5pm

Location: Park Point Recreation Area Duluth, MN

Spending the day at the beach? Catch the Park Point Beach Report every weekday at 11 am on KUMD as we bring you the latest beach conditions from water temperature to rip current risk. Park Point Beach Report is brought to you by KUMD and the Minnesota Sea Grant. Have a safe and happy summer. 

The Park Point Beach Report will run through Friday, September 2.

National Weather Service

Rip currents claim more lives on the Great Lakes every year than tornados, lightning or floods.  That's according to the UW-Madison professor who's installed an underwater wave pressure sensor along Park Point beach to help detect the deadly currents. 

For more information on rip currents, you can check out the National Weather Service's Rip Currents Safety Page

Kaiti Titherington/USFWS

There was supposed to be a romance down on Park Point.  It was touted as the kind of love story that's not been seen in these parts for over 30 years, and the St. Louis River Alliance wanted the public to steer clear for a while and give the couple some space.

But it was a case of mistaken identity.