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Cascade River State Park

3481 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9535
+1 218-387-3053
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Fantastic falls

It's well worth the time and effort to walk up the Cascade river falls, all the way to Lookout... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Uppsala, Sweden
Great MN campground

We stayed 2 nights at the campground. The Rangers were friendly & informative. We did a 4+ mile... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barb G
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Northshore park known for its breathtaking waterfalls.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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3481 W Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612-9535
+1 218-387-3053
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's well worth the time and effort to walk up the Cascade river falls, all the way to Lookout Mountain, one side of the river up, and the other down. The trail are well prepared most of the way, with steps in the steep parts...More

Thank evor50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the campground. The Rangers were friendly & informative. We did a 4+ mile hike the first day to Lookout Mtn & the waterfall loop. The second day we did about a 8 mile hike 'Cascade River Loop'. We saw moose...More

Thank Barb G
Reviewed 16 May 2017

we did a fairly easy hike that went past the falls and then up past the cascade area and looped back. hardest part was the steps leading out of the parking area off Hwy 61. fitbit said it was 3.5 miles. nice views of the...More

Thank Daveptaz
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Fairly easy walk to see some great sights. Amazing waterfalls and got to see some fish being caught in the river.

Thank mcdonapa
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Beautiful views, a little off the beaten path, but well worth it. Make sure you are up for the hike. If you are you won't regret the hike.

Thank kristen l
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I had a quick visit to the North Shore for my birthday and stopped at some of my favorite spots. The Cascade River State Park is always a joy to visit. It changes with the seasons and this was no exception! The boardwalk path to...More

Thank Dianna R
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have hiked to the falls in other seasons, but this was our first winter hike. It was a bit icy and "travel at your own risk", but it was worth it to see the falls rushing through the ice.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Wonderful cascades....more than I thought for a small area. So many spots for photo opportunities and the sound of the running water is incredibly peaceful. The hike throughout the park is easy to moderate at some places, but very doable for the average or beginner...More

Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great little hike to some waterfalls. You don't have to walk very far to see the first waterfall sites which was very nice for us since we were exhausted from a wedding the night before but wanted to see the waterfalls still.

Thank MrsRosenow
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We did a fairly easy hike in to see the waterfalls and cascades. It wasn't too difficult to get to the first waterfall. There are longer hikes which we didn't do but met more serious hikers who'd done them.

Thank StPaulAdnil
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Is fishing permitted in the Cascade River?
12 June 2017|
Response from mcdonapa | Reviewed this property |
Can anyone recommend a site that has some privacy but is a good fit for a tent? Thanks
25 May 2017|
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Response from Dianna R | Reviewed this property |
Hello Barb, We camped at site 20.
I have two small dogs. Are they allowed in the park if on leash?
19 October 2016|
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Response from cbruckner9064 | Reviewed this property |
Yes all the State parks we visited were do friendly.