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Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

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I absolutely enjoyed my trip here. I went on a Monday evening, so it wasn't very busy. Views were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kylie M
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Exploring MN's quarries

Great park reserve to explore Minnesota's quarries! This is a wonderful place for hiking, swimming... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1802 County Road 137, Waite Park, MN 56387-2071
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

5  Thank Chelsey J
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

Thank Matt B
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

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

2  Thank Angela B
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We went to this park last summer. There are no life guards. It just didn't seem real kid friendly. Last we heard that two weeks after we were there someone had died jumping from one of the high rocks. Yes, this has been there for...More

4  Thank minneapol
Reviewed January 10, 2018

This is ABSOLUTELY a must see & do when you are in the St. Cloud area! If is a beautiful park filled with quarries that you can swim in. They have different areas available for swimming in the summer. Lots of trails to walk, bike,...More

Thank June R
Reviewed December 26, 2017

I only use the park in the winter when I go c c sking ,the trails are simply awesome and they try and do a good job grooming them ,the only problem is that there are morons who walk the trails and don't know how...More

Thank whatstheuse123
Reviewed October 16, 2017

A visit to this park is multifaceted: History of granite mining with actual displays of early 20th. century machinery, view deep quarries, see geology of the area, nature trails, clean swimming area with decks. Clean bathrooms and handicap accessible satellites along the way. Plenty of...More

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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.