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“Falls”

Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole
Ranked #4 of 11 things to do in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: It is a small cascade fed by natural spring water with a swimming hole at the base of it. There is a pavilion and parking area next to it.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very pretty & serene. Small pathway leads you to and around the small falls. Signs read caution rattlesnakes & poison ivy but it adds to the mystery!

4  Thank StaciH635
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We came across this jewel as we were trekking across SD on our family vacation. It was a dot on the map that we decided stop and take a look at. Luckily, we all had our swimsuits packed in the car. We quickly changed and hopped in the gorgeous, clear, inviting water! My children are 5, 10, and 12. There are some mini waterfalls/rapids that empty into a small pool perfect for the kids -- especially the youngest one. The water then travels down some more rapids into a blue hole. I'm not sure how deep the water is but you can't see the bottom. Me, my husband, and the older two kids had fun splashing around in the blue hole. A local told us that there is even a cave down there. I fell in love with this place!!! Gorgeous is all I can say...and, best of all, we had it all to ourselves and it was free!

11  Thank blondi1517
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We were driving around Hot Springs when we ran into the spot. After getting out of the car, we went down to the Falls. The falls are not spectacular but there fun little spot. My son took off his shoes and jumped into the water. If I been better prepared we would've brought along swimsuits. And he had fun walking along the rocks.

3  Thank erikafa
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Cascade Falls is a cute spot. The water wasn't all that warm, but the scenery is gorgeous. Our boys enjoyed playing in the water and splashing. Beware, there are venomous snakes in that area. We didn't see or hear any, but just beware.

1  Thank saustin
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

OK. We pulled in and parked. Noticed that the young males here looked a little "gangish". They were tattooed and had different colored bandanas on. There was a sheriff's car there so we figured it was okay to go in. Found out after we got there the cop was there to ensure that the participants of the recent fight were leaving. Apparently there had been a gang fight just before we arrived. We just went ahead and left although it is a beautiful spot. We were there on a Saturday. Maybe a weekday would have had a higher quality crowd of visitors.

2  Thank tarheelluv
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