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Address: 1802 County Road 137, Waite Park, MN 56387-2071
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+1 320-255-6172
08:00 - 21:00
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Summer Hangout

First, I would be really weary of bringing anyone who isn't a very strong swimmer as the swimming holes are a hundred feet deep. However, floats are welcome, some college kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theresa C
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First, I would be really weary of bringing anyone who isn't a very strong swimmer as the swimming holes are a hundred feet deep. However, floats are welcome, some college kids bring air mattresses even to lay on. Also, there are not any life guards, jumping off the granite walls is at your own risk. The walk around the holes... More 

Thank Theresa C
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The park is very pretty and breathtaking. There are so many different trails you can go on. It is quite big and you probably will not get to see the whole quarry in one visit. There are some places you can swim if you want. There is a charge to get in if you drive though. However, there is no... More 

Thank Laura R
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

been there many time to walk and cross country ski ,the trails are first class and groomed often , with the lights at night ,its wonderful to go after dark ,if I had one complaint ,it woulkd be the MORONS WHO WALK ON THE GROOMED SKI TRAILS,they are for xc skiers ,not you idiots to walk on them ,you have... More 

Thank whatstheuse123
Buffalo, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have enjoyed hiking here and cross country skiing. The trails are well-maintained and wide. Nice oak woods with cool quarry ponds. The ponds are stocked with rainbow trout. There is a small rock climbing area, too.

Thank Kali P
Walker, Minnesota
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to town from the Northern Minnesota Backwoods and were missing the outdoors. While it wasn't the Chippawaa, the kids had a blast and enjoyed learning about granite mines.

Thank Matthew_Hons
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I've always loved this park but it's a gem really only locals can appreciate because of the cost. If you live in the St Cloud area, it is worth buying a annual pass but if you're not from the area, it is spendy to visit unless you have a group. This is a county park; the only one I know... More 

Thank nora1785
Sauk Rapids
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Never been to the Quarry Park before we decided to take our Arizona friends there for our first visit. The leaves were beautiful and so many trails to walk on. Wonderful sights with all the granite and stones. The quarries are a wonderful place for fishing and swimming. Wonderful time there and hope to go back in the summer time.

Thank Sue W
Des Moines, Iowa
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46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a place you definitely need to check out. If you plan on going more than 4 times, buy a season parking pass, as it will cost you $5 to park per visit. Very family and kid friendly, no alcohol or smoking allowed (although a cold beer would be nice to have while here). The cliffs are great to... More 

Thank Andy D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

It cost 5.00 to go to this amazing place . Bring Bug spay with Deet ! We bought our dog and it was fine . We went to both of the quarry swimming holes . One is more for younger kids but its also has cliff to jump off into the quarry and a dock . The beach is sandy... More 

Thank Rainy F
Denver, CO
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This park encompasses about a dozen abandoned small granite quarries, most filled with water. There is a swim beach at one, scuba allowed at another, and fishing allowed at several. You walk through the lush woods to find the quarries, some of which have old quarrying equipment around them with explanations of how it was used. A beautiful place for... More 

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