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Cascade River State Park

3481 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9535
+1 218-387-3053
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Great falls short easy loop

Great falls short easy loop. Save the entry fee to the park if you just want to see the falls park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Onalaska, Wisconsin
via mobile
beauty at its best

I brought my brother his wife and a cousin to see the beauty of this park. It starts with a walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen M M
Bloomington, Minnesota
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Northshore park known for its breathtaking waterfalls.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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3481 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9535
+1 218-387-3053
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great falls short easy loop. Save the entry fee to the park if you just want to see the falls park on the large specially constructed pull off and walk up. The park is great we felt worth the day pass to drive in and...More

Thank MikeJennyQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought my brother his wife and a cousin to see the beauty of this park. It starts with a walk across the bridge and watching the falls and as you progress down the trail the beauty gets even better. There comments were beyond my...More

Thank Karen M M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this hike because it is more in the woods and more secluded than some of the other spots along the north shore. There are so many cute spots to sit and rest and just take in the amazing views.

Thank 264cassandrae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit! During our 2 night stay, we checked out the falls and spent time in Grand Marais. You can hike the falls in less than 30 minutes and they are definitely worth checking out. If you want more of...More

Thank Greta V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yet another in a series of beautiful parks along the north shore, this is very nice, with roaring falls and clear fresh air.

Thank DavidLou
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to hike and waterfalls are pretty close to parking area but trails are a bit rough so have good shoes.

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love visiting Cascade River State Park during our yearly visits to the Northshore of Lake Superior. The park is very accessible year-round and offers quick, relatively easy hiking trails to view the multiple waterfalls. We plan to try the longer off-river trails during future...More

Thank Kalyn310
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Buy the state park sticker and go! The trails are varied and the river and waterfall views are amazing. Fun hike.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here on long hike and time on beach. Clean restrooms and good information stands. Parking was adequate for the busy 4th of July weekend. I plan to come back in the fall.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Plenty of parking and a fairly short and easy hike to the falls. There weren't too many people on the trails when we went so that was also nice. Definitely worth the stop!

Thank Nikki D
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11 June 2017|
Response from mcdonapa | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Dianna R | Reviewed this property |
Hello Barb, We camped at site 20.
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Response from cbruckner9064 | Reviewed this property |
Yes all the State parks we visited were do friendly.