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Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

1802 County Road 137, Waite Park, MN 56387-2071
+1 320-255-6172
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Just stopped for picnic found more

We had been traveling for a while and saw a sign for quarry park I told my husband I remembered... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Angela B
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Trenton, Georgia
via mobile
scary WEAR A LIFE JACKET

We went to this park last summer. There are no life guards. It just didn't seem real kid... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
minneapol
,
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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1802 County Road 137, Waite Park, MN 56387-2071
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"cross country ski"
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"cliff jumping"
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"dirt trail"
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"swimming area"
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"quarry park"
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"ski trails"
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"granite walls"
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"great place to walk"
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"all ages"
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"cloud area"
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"mining"
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"woods"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had been traveling for a while and saw a sign for quarry park I told my husband I remembered seeing that on trip advisor so we stopped. We thought it might be a good place for a picnic. We found that it was an...More

1  Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We went to this park last summer. There are no life guards. It just didn't seem real kid friendly. Last we heard that two weeks after we were there someone had died jumping from one of the high rocks. Yes, this has been there for...More

2  Thank minneapol
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This is ABSOLUTELY a must see & do when you are in the St. Cloud area! If is a beautiful park filled with quarries that you can swim in. They have different areas available for swimming in the summer. Lots of trails to walk, bike,...More

Thank June R
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I only use the park in the winter when I go c c sking ,the trails are simply awesome and they try and do a good job grooming them ,the only problem is that there are morons who walk the trails and don't know how...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

A visit to this park is multifaceted: History of granite mining with actual displays of early 20th. century machinery, view deep quarries, see geology of the area, nature trails, clean swimming area with decks. Clean bathrooms and handicap accessible satellites along the way. Plenty of...More

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a few hours of nature and soaking in the colors of autumn. So beautiful!! We made our way around the park to see all of the quarries. Highly recommend a fall visit to the park! The lady at the check-in...More

Thank annie2873
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Went with 13 & 15 year old daughters. Make sure to bring floaties. There is no "beach" and pretty much you're in deep water. Went in Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Water was cool, but not too cold for a sunny warm day. It is...More

Thank Lesmn
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

I live just a mile from the quarries and it is one of my favorite local hiking destinations. The paths are plenty and the nature is beautiful in the park. It's a great place to walk a dog, ride a sport bike, snow shoe, cross...More

1  Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This place is wonderful for all ages and most activity levels - some areas would be a challenge in a wheelchair or with a stroller. I can't wait to go back again! It is about an hour drive for us and I totally do not...More

1  Thank Abby R
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

$5 parking and all day fun! The kids had fun jumping off the cliffs into the deep quarry. By around 2pm, it got pretty busy 100+ people. But it was a great atmosphere with music, hammocks hanging in trees, and tons of tubes in the...More

Thank melissajK7520VY
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Elaine R
5 August 2017|
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Response from G8683VWwendys | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Elaine - According to the web site: "Pets are allowed within the park when attended and effectively restrained by leash, not longer than 6 feet. Pets are prohibited from buildings and swimming areas. Owners must clean up... More
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Suzanne B
14 August 2016|
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Response from amorace | Reviewed this property |
no.. it is a county park. No different than any other county park.
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Jbui223
24 June 2016|
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Response from NotAFoodSnobFromNY | Reviewed this property |
The Quarry 11 area include two grills on either end of an L-shaped shelter shading three tables plus three more picnic tables along the quarry's oak-and-aspen shaded rim.
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