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Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole

Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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Spectacular high waterfall!

It is about a 2 mile hike up, and it is fairly steep, but worth it. I think parking was $3 and you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike S
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Apex
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Soaking

Went with a friend to find location and enjoy the scenery and the natural springs and the rushing... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
morningrose3248
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Hot Springs, South Dakota
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It is a small cascade fed by natural spring water with a swimming hole at the base of it. There is a pavilion and parking area next to it.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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"clear water"
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"picnic area"
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"vault toilets"
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"miles south of town"
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"clear path"
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"deep pool"
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"wild horse sanctuary"
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"evans plunge"
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is about a 2 mile hike up, and it is fairly steep, but worth it. I think parking was $3 and you have to have exact money.

1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went with a friend to find location and enjoy the scenery and the natural springs and the rushing waters of the springs that join together Keith Park and Cascade Falls. It was great joining the young and old enjoying a hot beautiful day of cooling...More

2  Thank morningrose3248
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

A series of cascades along the Fall River.. Picnic area. Saw a mink below the largest cascade. Worth a stop for a quick looksee.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

It's just about 8 miles south of town. There is a sign so I'm not sure how it gets missed. They say we were able to see it, it was sprinkling so we didn't go swimming! But it looks like a cool swim hole. However,...More

4  Thank NCruise0130
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My 9 yr old son put it best as he ran past me several times before jumping off the bank, "THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!" We swam and waded for over an hour on August 18th. My 5 yr old was shaking like a leaf and her...More

3  Thank shannonwest7
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Crisp, clear, cool little spot in Hot Springs SD, enjoyable.... which weather was great also, a must to visit

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The pizza shop owner told us about Cascade Falls. What a fun place! Totally natural area with both deep and shallow pools. We got there late (after the eclipse) so we didn't swim but waded instead. There are vault toilets and picnic tables. Looking for...More

1  Thank MyPrairieGirl
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Looking for a "free" experience to just wade in the warm waters or dive into the pools then Cascade Falls Swimming hole is your place. Beautiful setting and always room for old and young to enjoy the water

2  Thank Ena D
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The bubbling springs from the Cascade Springs above spill over into some minor rapids (not sure I would call them falls) and a small swimming hole. The upper "falls" have a nice pool that is about 3-ish feet deep for younger kids to splash in,...More

5  Thank enstrim
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Cascade Falls is like an old-fashion swimming hole. The park service created a clear path, parking and even a rest room that can be used for a changing area. Note that a little bit up the road is Cascade Springs, which has what I can...More

3  Thank Batmancop
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_easthouselinda10
19 June 2018|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
I reviewed the wrong one, sorry. I asked for them to remove my review.
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Arnie S
22 May 2017|
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Response from Bella B |
Water was cool and refreshing. There is a shallow end for young kids, people who did not bring swimsuits, and those who just want to dip their feet in the clean water. There is a deep section that is not very big, but is... More
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Rachelwieser
18 July 2016|
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Response from D87WUjenniferb |
Yes dogs are allowed, when we went a few people brought their dogs to swim or just sit and cool down.
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