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Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole

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Address: Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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It is a small cascade fed by natural spring water with a swimming hole at...

It is a small cascade fed by natural spring water with a swimming hole at the base of it. There is a pavilion and parking area next to it.

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Nice drive to the falls

We drove out to Cascade Falls. The scenery was beautiful and not far out of town. We were with our dog so only ventured down half way. The fall were fairly small but the pretty.

Reviewed 16 September 2016
andrea652015
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Loveland, Colorado
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grandmahenry
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475 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I am sure it is not permanently closed, but closed it was when we visited. It really isn't what I would call a waterfall, more like rapids. We have been before and while it is pretty, the insects were horrendous. This visit the gates were locked across the road. Disappointing.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Now this is better than Evan's Plunge where we paid a small fortune for a swim. This natural water hole is just awesome and so much better than an enclosed pool. The water is fresh and clean, it's quiet cool but really relaxing. Not far out of town it's certainly worth the short drive.

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Thank Jodie S
Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We drove out to Cascade Falls. The scenery was beautiful and not far out of town. We were with our dog so only ventured down half way. The fall were fairly small but the pretty.

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Friendship, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

There is no cost and it is located behind what appears to be wayside park. It is not an easy walk.There is a path with several stairs and some are steep. Wide creek/stream with water flowing over rocks.Not much of a falls. Lovely to look at and fun for younger crowd. I would not recommend for seniors. It is about... More 

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Thank L6400VErichardd
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was a beautiful little swimming hole. We didn't stay long because the water was cold and we were already cold from the freezing overnight temperatures.

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Thank Juli B
Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Okay, it would have been as great if we'd actually gone swimming like we did when I was a kid, but it was 60 degrees and raining. The water here isn't warm, but it's not snow runoff either, so it's pretty perfect when the sun is shining. Since it was cooler the day I drove through, I just walked through... More 

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Thank CopperLeah
Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Took our (2) great grandsons and had a very good time. All the people we talked to were locals. The water is warm and there is a deep water swim area below the falls. We didn't expect to find something this cool.

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calg
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at cascade falls. The water was quite chilly, even on a warm day. But it didn't stop our family from making some splashes!

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Thank the4bruces
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

They warn of rattle snakes and poison ivy but if you stay on the trail and in the water, avoiding claiming on the stream banks you'll be alright. It was a little difficult to find- a few miles past cascade springs park! Absolutely beautiful with clear water!

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Thank lcpoulos
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful, quaint, and amazing places I have ever been to. The water was crystal clear and chilly, but the swimming was amazing and the kids had a blast! There is poison ivy, but it is easy to avoid. LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS PLACE!

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