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“Beautiful canyon for the Cascade River”

Cascade River State Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Lutsen
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Owner description: Northshore park known for its breathtaking waterfalls.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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147 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Beautiful canyon for the Cascade River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Peaceful spot to hang out and watch the river flow. Nice hiking to the quieter parts of the river or choose to swim in Lake Superior.

Visited July 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Beautiful waterfalls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

A short hike from the parking lot off 61 into the woods brings you to several waterfalls. The loop is about a mile at most and has several overlooks. Walking down to lake superior offers up a rocky shoreline and unfortunately lots of fog the day I visited so the views weren't that great.

Visited July 2014
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St Paul Minnesota Usa
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103 reviews
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“The cascades are beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Wonderful park and the waterfalls are beautiful. super super easy hike and short. We went up to the cascades that are a series of the falls and then back down and then sat and had lunch on the rocks near where the falls goes into Lake Superior.Lovely

Visited July 2014
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“nice park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Nice cabins. Great views of the falls on the hiking trails. Large beach. Decent camping, and trails.

Visited September 2013
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South Haven, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Can't get enough!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This river running through the gorge and cascades is fantastic! Impossible to get an overall photo of the twists and turns it takes. Roaring full speed when we were there.
The first day we did the loop that follow is down to Hwy 61 and then back up the other side. Rocks to climb out on and look over the edge. Stairs, paths.. a variety of surfaces.
The Ranger at the main office on both days we were there was wonderfully enthusiastic about the park! Had a nice conversation with her.
The second day we visited we did the Lookout Mountain Loop. A bit muddy in areas but we were appropriately dressed. It was 85 degrees in the open area at the top but back in the 60's near the lake and river.
Excellent park to visit.

Visited July 2014
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