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A nice little spring

We spent a rainy afternoon checking out the springs. It’s quite beautiful and worth your time to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca J
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Get to ge up close and personal with the falls very neat place ice cold water got to get back in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Decorah, Iowa
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203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101-1339
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a rainy afternoon checking out the springs. It’s quite beautiful and worth your time to drive out there.

Thank Rebecca J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get to ge up close and personal with the falls very neat place ice cold water got to get back in a few of the caves and check them out best views in the state in my opinion

Thank halltrucking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful recent rains made the falls spectacular the stream was full and impressive. It's a must visit place.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a good time at this park. The grandkids got to get their feet wet and had a hike up to the top of the cliff. No facilities, but there were picnic tables available.

Thank medicrick
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Beautiful little waterfall but really is just as pretty at the bottom as hiking to the top. We only did one trail not sure if there was more. Pretty park

Thank Patti G
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This was a fun, quick stop. We got to climb the water fall, including a couple of small caves. Learning that the waterfall used to have a grist mill (with photos posted) was neat too.

Thank Amanda O
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Parking is right at the base of the falls and you can climb up beside the falls themselves ... or climb up a very solidly constructed stairway up the hill to the top where the falls originate. There were quite a few kids wading in...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A peaceful location in the forest near Decorah. Beautiful waterfall, with hiking opportunities. Parking is very limited, may want to consider stopping during non peak times.

Thank 2-Lane-Traveler
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

These falls are quite beautiful and a quick walk from the parking lot. We took the hike to the top and we're not disappointed!! A must see if visiting the area!

Thank deenakr
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to go! And cool little bridge. Great trail to get to top of waterfall. Water is so clear and cold.

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Teresa R
11 August 2018|
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Response from Jen C | Reviewed this property |
We brought ours to the falls.
Lois V
24 March 2017|
Response from zoeandjack | Reviewed this property |
No charge, the road to the waterfall is blocked off due to some rebuilding they are doing. Just park in the lot across the highway and walk in. It is rough surface (gravel) road. Probably 3/10 of a mile to the bottom of the... More
10 August 2016|
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Response from Alp2785 |
Go east on Quarry Road, from the intersection of College Drive and Quarry Road in Decorah, for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto the single-lane road with a small sign "Dunning's Spring" and continue .1 mile to the parking and... More