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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 16 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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Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We absolutely loved this park. The hiking was great and the water falls even better. Lots of steps so be prepared for a workout. Highly recommend including this park in your North Shore Drive.

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Andover, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped in for the Hike to Devil's Kettle, This was a lot of steps so anyone with endurance issue's may want to think twice. View's however were fantastic !!

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Ely, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Hike upstream on the Brule River to the Devil's Kettle waterfall. The river splits around a large rock and half of it "disappears" into a pot hole. cFascinating.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My nine-year-old son and I hiked from the main parking lot to the Devil's Kettle waterfall and a little beyond in late July. The trail is a steady rise until shortly before the lower falls where it descends down several sets of steps. The views over the river along the way are beautiful with the river forming a sort of... More

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Crosslake, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The park has a nice campground and is far enough north that it feels very secluded (though the camping spaces are of average spacing). We did the hike to Devil's Kettle, which was great. There are a lot of stairs, but the trail is really well developed and the falls are a beautiful sight.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great hike, the view was amazing. The hike did involve a lot of stairs, so those with little ones may want to proceed with caution.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Took the Devil's Kettle Trail. Nice couple mile walk. A lot more water than the last time we saw it. Not for people that don't want to go up about 150 stairs.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hike starts out a bit steep and does include over 200 steps, but it is so worth the main view of Devil's Kettle. If you work up a sweat I recommend taking the few short steps at the end of the stairs to the lower falls for a refreshing waterfall misting. If you have the time, keep following the... More

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South Haven, MI
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice hike to Upper Falls were you can get a fresh shower if you stand in the right spot on the rocks! Devil's Kettle is fascination especially with the amount of water flowing in the Brule River. We went a bit beyond the overlook at the top of the falls. Climbed on some rocks along the shore and observed the... More

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Minneapolis
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed just long enough to take in the two main waterfalls (one was called Devils Kettle). We drove in, parked at an obvious parking area, walked across the bridge over the river and up the other side to the two falls. The first you can get very close to... I'm still wiping off my glasses :), the second is... More

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