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“My dog loves it there too!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

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Quarry Park and Nature Preserve
1802 County Road 137, Waite Park, MN
320-255-6172
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Waite Park
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Waite Park, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My dog loves it there too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The quarries are a wonderful place to visit year round. In the fall, the changing leaves are beautiful, and the smell of autumn is amazing. Winter time is fun for snow hiking, snowshoeing and there are cross-country ski trails. The ski trails are groomed and lit for night skiing. Spring time can start out muddy, but watching the trees and plants budding again is great - and then the pits are ready for swimming when it gets warm enough in the summer! If you are planning to go more than four times a year, it's worth it to get a permit for the whole year - it's only about $12 compared to around $4 per day.

Visited October 2012
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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great for some summer fun, has it's cons though...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is a great little swimming hole and park. Ive been here multiple times. The big complaint is the fact that its crowded with crazy youngsters. I may also be a youngster, but I'm not crazy and rude. This is only a minor issue though really, its a giant place with a large variety of rocks to jump from. Another complaint would be the long walk. Honestly if I lived near here and had a pool, I'd swim in my pool. It is still a pretty fun place to go with your friends though, or your family.

Visited August 2011
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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Quarry Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

fun for the whole family very beautiful place to go for a walk

Visited September 2011
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Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cool place to visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Long walk in but a cool place to visit and gather with friends. I wish there were designated quarries for teenagers vs. adults - haha! Some of the younger crowd is irresponsible and inconsiderate of other people..

Visited August 2011
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Cullman, Alabama
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Makes a great walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I just visited to go for a walk and get a little exercise. This was a great location! Lots of granite, and great views of the pools. I had never been to a quarry before, so this was very intriguing for me as well.

Visited May 2012
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