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Address: Schroeder, MN
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Named by a missionary priest who put up a cross at this site after arriving...

Named by a missionary priest who put up a cross at this site after arriving safely at the river's mouth.

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Beautiful falls!

Easy walk from Lamb's Resort to see these gorgeous falls. I didn't climb down the steep hill to walk along the Cross River, but some folks did.

Reviewed 6 November 2016
John G
Eagan, Minnesota
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Eagan, Minnesota
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Easy walk from Lamb's Resort to see these gorgeous falls. I didn't climb down the steep hill to walk along the Cross River, but some folks did.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were returning to Duluth and suddenly realized that there is a fall flowing behind the bridge and decided to stop. To our surprise, there is a immediate parking available just beside the falls.Good pit stop !!

Thank Rakesh K
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We were not aware of this falls when setting off on our waterfall tour. It is right up the road from our first lodging, Superior Ridge Resort (recommend). It is a large and beautiful falls. There is a wayside rest to park at, then a very short walk to view the falls from the sidewalk on the Hwy 61 overpass.... More 

Thank Kristi T
United States
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The waterfall is right by the highway. There's a parking area next to the falls and it's an easy walk over a paved sidewalk to get right over the falls for some pix.

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Evanston, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

If you are staying at Lambs Resort, you can hike here from the boulders. If you are driving by, there is a path from the highway. Depending upon the strength of the river on that day, it is a great place to swim at the bottom of the waterfall.

Thank 2kidsBackpack
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Wide rushing waterfall immediately adjacent to Highway 61. Just a few steps from the highway. Good for a quick stop.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

You drive right by this on Hwy 61 halfway up the northshore. It was right beside our camp -Lamb's Resort- in Schroder, MN. Great picture ops from both sides of the highway bridge.

Thank Christy W
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Quick stop to view the beautiful waterfall and to teach my son how the river received its name. (Very cool story about a priest some native Americans and a Lake Superior storm) Well worth the quick stop

Thank PJ W
St Paul,MN
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

This gorgeous waterfall is easy to view with a very short walk from the parking lot. You'll see it from the roadway as you drive by. Worth a stop. They even have restrooms, giving you at least 2 reasons to stop here. Across the highway is a bakery and more. We stop here often on our way North to Grand... More 

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

For years we've been confused. I swear I've read you can hike the river form the wayside rest, but there is not a way that we've found. It seems to be surrounded by private property which we found out the hard way by accidentally walking on a driveway we thought was a trail and being met by the nothing short... More 

Thank JCJake

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