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Judge Magney State Park

4051 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-3039
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Grand Marais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A good example of Minnesota's North Shore wilderness with waterfalls, forests and wildlife.
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If my review was based solely on the trails, waterfalls, etc., it'd be a 5 star review. However, we also chose Judge Magney State Park as one of our campsites on our trip of the North Shore. The issue was no running water to speak of, which meant no shower facilities or modern restrooms. Absolutely, it's the risk you take... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We traveled to the North Shore to visit the parks and take in the spectacular views of the parks and waterfalls. The waterfalls this time of year were awesome! We have traveled to many places to view waterfalls and the view of the falls were just spectacular! You will want to wear comfortable hiking shoes, mosquito spray, water, and take... More

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Hastings, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Camp sites are a little close, but it was quiet during the week. Nice facilities and close walk 1-1.5 miles to devils kettle falls.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had planned on snowshoeing but the trail was tamped down so we opted to hike. We went up to the falls. The trail in was largely uphill and beautiful, quiet and serene. Saw several woodpeckers but unfortunately no owls. Would love to return and do this in another season!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Love the hike we do it every year for ten years well worth the sweat or rain :) we hope to continue to hike there alot of stairs, not a big fan of the camping grounds but the rest rooms , are kept up very well and easy to take a shower

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Discover the Devil's Kettle and how it swallows half a river that disappears forever. Easy trails along Brule river bring you to this mystery of mother nature. Excellent campsites close to Lake Superior. Nanibijou lodge is right acoss the road for a wonderful dining experience in a unique Lake Superior lodge.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The scenery Is very nice but the facilities are lacking compared to many of Minnesota State Parks. Picnic area is part of parking lot and trail to the falls Is quite steep. Did not go to camping area so can't say anything about it.

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Kasson, Minnesota
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Love hiking to Devil's Kettle, but it is a difficult hike, not for everyone. There are lots of stairs and the trails are maintained well, but it isn't an easy hike. We have always thought it was worth it, once we see the water pouring out of the river.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This trail is not very long but can be a challenge if you aren't wearing good walking shoes. To see the Devil's kettle requires being able to climb the stairs. There was alot of water on this visit which was wonderful.

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Lake Forest, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Devil's Kettle is well worth the effort to see. Thundering waterfalls and the disappearing water, where does it go? Hard to believe that in this day and age, no one knows! We stopped at every State Park from Duluth to Grand Portage and each one was worth the visit. Judge Magney State Park simply takes your breath away, from the... More

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