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Cascade River State Park

3481 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9535
+1 218-387-3053
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Won't Return

We're not hikers but we thought it would be nice to just take a lazy afternoon stroll through the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Canada
Good parking, great hike, beautiful

We hiked the Cascade River up to the bridge. The trail is improved, with stairs in several spots... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Brainerd, Minnesota
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Northshore park known for its breathtaking waterfalls.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“cascade river” (24 reviews)
“north shore” (45 reviews)
“grand marais” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3481 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9535
+1 218-387-3053
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're not hikers but we thought it would be nice to just take a lazy afternoon stroll through the park. There was nobody around on October 1 to help us or to take admission to the park. We assumed we had to leave our payment...More

Thank Traveller200247
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We hiked the Cascade River up to the bridge. The trail is improved, with stairs in several spots, rails at photogenic places, but prepare for slippery conditions after rainfall. Hiking boots are safest. Parts of the trail are steep, but there are plenty of spots...More

Thank XRP756
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A good hike for inexperienced hikers and people looking for a couple hours stomping around in a very scenic area. Plenty of opportunities for pictures!

Thank Mike v
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hikes for all to enjoy, short long, flat or straight up. Beautiful falls and views at every stop.

Thank bnow
Reviewed 11 October 2017

HAD to visit this SP and hike the Falls trail. perfect weather and a GOOD strenuous walk with LOTS of elevation/stairs. absolutely worth it

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I travelled to Cascade River State Park last weekend to check out the river and the fall colors. The river was like many along the north shore with fantastic waterfalls. I suggest taking the time to climb to Lookout Mountain. The fall colors are amazing...More

Thank Geoman59
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Everyone knows about Gooseberry and Tettegouche famous for their falls and views of the lake but cascade has all that and more. We hiked down to the lake and marveled at the powerful waves pummeling the shoreline then made our way back up the river...More

Thank Libby W
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This park has a beautiful river running through it and the trails are excellent. We hiked up to Lookout Mountain that had a spectacular view, while worth the long walk.

Thank Sergeant56
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The highlight of our trip up the North Shore was visiting Cascade State Park. We loved the waterfalls and were pleasantly surprised at how close to nature we could get. We were able to climb the rocks along the falls and the hiking trails are...More

Thank Kayla G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Cascade Falls in the park are lovely. When we visited there was plenty of water and it looked great. Worth the short hike to see it.

Thank Deanna L
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11 June 2017|
Response from mcdonapa | Reviewed this property |
25 May 2017|
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Response from Dianna R | Reviewed this property |
Hello Barb, We camped at site 20.
19 October 2016|
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Response from cbruckner9064 | Reviewed this property |
Yes all the State parks we visited were do friendly.