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Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

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Great place to go in the summer

I live in St. Cloud so I go here all the time with friends or just by myself with a book. The thing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A great local park

Quarry is a great place to go for a walk and learn a little about the history of this area. Very... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2019
Little Falls, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in St. Cloud so I go here all the time with friends or just by myself with a book. The thing to keep in mind is that there are two quarries to swim in. Quarry 11 has a beach and is more for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Quarry is a great place to go for a walk and learn a little about the history of this area. Very nice in the spring and fall before the bugs come out.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank aaronbaros
Reviewed March 24, 2019

A very interesting park, with a quarry swimming area, Granite rock mounds and expansive wooded area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Clinton S
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The Quarries are known for the swim holes, but it is also a great place to go for a walk. The trails are wide and clean, and the park is beautiful. The quarries are really cool - some very deep and awe-inspiring. The walking is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eileen P
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely enjoyed my trip here. I went on a Monday evening, so it wasn't very busy. Views were incredible. Trails were easy to follow. I highly recommend!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kylie M
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Great park reserve to explore Minnesota's quarries! This is a wonderful place for hiking, swimming, and enjoying nature. Bring a camera and a swimsuit! Also a nice spot for a picnic lunch. Well-marked trails with maps frequently located throughout the trails and (free) map provided...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I traveled all the way from Sioux Falls. Upon arriving, driving 4 hours, I had called to see if we could bring dogs. During an amazing informational conversation, not once was it mentioned that you cant bring dogs into areas where the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We came here as a group of friends, and had a blast! It was very safe and had marked trails to get to the quarry. We had trails to get to the jumping cliffs and they were very fun! (Probably 30+ feet at the tallest...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mbenson500
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Gentle trails--mostly stroller or even wheelchair accessible. Don't forget the map that they hand out upon entry. There are many trails and those of us who are directionally challenged could easily take a wrong turn. The quarries are numbered and marked on the map. In...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Whaaat77
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We had been traveling for a while and saw a sign for quarry park I told my husband I remembered seeing that on trip advisor so we stopped. We thought it might be a good place for a picnic. We found that it was an...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Elaine R
August 5, 2017|
Response from G8683VWwendys | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Elaine - According to the web site: "Pets are allowed within the park when attended and effectively restrained by leash, not longer than 6 feet. Pets are prohibited from buildings and swimming areas. Owners must clean up... More
Suzanne B
August 14, 2016|
Response from amorace | Reviewed this property |
no.. it is a county park. No different than any other county park.
June 24, 2016|
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Response from NotAFoodSnobFromNY | Reviewed this property |
The Quarry 11 area include two grills on either end of an L-shaped shelter shading three tables plus three more picnic tables along the quarry's oak-and-aspen shaded rim.