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“nice park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cascade River State Park

Cascade River State Park
3481 West Highway 61, Lutsen, MN 55612
218-387-3053
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Lutsen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Northshore park known for its breathtaking waterfalls.
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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“nice park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice cabins. Great views of the falls on the hiking trails. Large beach. Decent camping, and trails.

Visited September 2013
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South Haven, MI
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“Can't get enough!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This river running through the gorge and cascades is fantastic! Impossible to get an overall photo of the twists and turns it takes. Roaring full speed when we were there.
The first day we did the loop that follow is down to Hwy 61 and then back up the other side. Rocks to climb out on and look over the edge. Stairs, paths.. a variety of surfaces.
The Ranger at the main office on both days we were there was wonderfully enthusiastic about the park! Had a nice conversation with her.
The second day we visited we did the Lookout Mountain Loop. A bit muddy in areas but we were appropriately dressed. It was 85 degrees in the open area at the top but back in the 60's near the lake and river.
Excellent park to visit.

Visited July 2014
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Navarre, Florida
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“Great North Country hike suitable for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great hike along the Cascade River gorge. You can go a short distance to see the spectacular falls or continue on longer for more great views. Could be dangerous for little ones so hold tight!

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great little falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Another great walk full of falls and pools, picture perfect. Walk up on one site of river and come down on other side of river to see all angles.

Visited July 2014
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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“Short hike to beautiful waterfall views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good hike on maintained trail-some wooden steps otherwise dirt trail. Within a short distance you're on a bridge with great views. You can go 1-5 miles further on maintained trails, climbing a bit in elevation for more views. Hold small kids by the hand and discourage climbing to the edge to see the river- a fall could be fatal here. I didn't see bathroom or other facilities at this location. The .cascade lodge is right here tho

Visited July 2014
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