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Great place to camp

You can go rock climbing to swimming in the river. Lots of things to do at this park with all the... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
tomprice2018
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Beautiful hikes through the woods and along the river

We stopped here after exploring five different state parks on the North Shore. This park can... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
SonofAslan
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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Hikers through this State Park have a choice of many scenic trails, which wind through birch and pine forests bordering along the turbulent waters of the Kettle River.
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Highway 23 Ext # 195, Sandstone, MN 55072
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All reviews great hiking sandstone cliffs willow river twin cities high bluff the loop large rocks hiking trails couple hours fall color rock climbing hell's gate nice campground beautiful area flowing nicely kettle rapids
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

You can go rock climbing to swimming in the river. Lots of things to do at this park with all the trails etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tomprice2018
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We stopped here after exploring five different state parks on the North Shore. This park can certainly compete with those for beauty, if not spectacle. This park was at one time a sandstone quarry, and if you'd like to explore the history of the place,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SonofAslan
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We did a day hike in the park. Wanted to see the Wolf Creek Falls and do the Quarry Loop. A really helpful ranger suggested a route for us. We took the top part of the loop, part of Deadman’s trail to High Bluff Trail...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bzymom22
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Never had a chance to get a place in the campground. Call ahead anytime of the week we found out but would of been very nice if we would of been able to stay. Wish the grand kids were along ...they would of loved all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kayts231
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great place to renew your energy.... Wilderness among the rapid waters and history of an era gone. Take your time and walk several of the different trails.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Clara E
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Loved it here. Have just visited the park before and hiked to the waterfall, but camped the weekend this time. Hiked on Quarry loop, Deadmans trail and hell's gate trail. All excellent. Hell's gate trail was a little advanced, take it slower on that one....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank boomercostello
Reviewed 19 July 2018

A less "formal" State Park but highly recommend.We were staying in Hinckley and it is in Sandstone but so glad we went. The Kettle River runs though it, there are rapids and a waterfall that is recommended to see. The path in Sandstone to the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Daun M
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

The online reservation system sold me a campsite that people have been camping in already for daus based on verbal okay of “the girl at the office” who promised to block it for them. Campground host was uninterested in foxing this, was unfamiliar with online...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Soren S
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We visited on a hot, humid summer day. Bring plenty to drink! There are many different trails you can follow. We hiked the Quarry, part of Hell's Gate (too challenging), High Bluff and Wolf Creek Trails. We wanted to hike out to see the Wolf...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Northerngirlnomore
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Going off trail along the river is amazing. There are small waterfalls and caverns that make the experience hard to find anywhere else in the state! The lower trails are not well defined and require a lot of scrambling over rocks. If you are fit,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank AndersJecha
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Tom H
3 October 2016|
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Response from Sid_and_Roxy | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how much you want see and from what vantage point. To just walk in to the nearest falls and walk back out I think it would take you at least 20 to 30 minutes if you wanted to see it at the river level. If you... More
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Ram7174
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Response from MandJcarter | Reviewed this property |
You could see some colors from your car, but would be much better if you are able to hike some of the trails.
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