Cascade River State Park

Feel the vibration of the torrent of water cascading down a 900 foot drop as the Cascade River makes it's final miles to Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, at Cascade River State Park.  Like other parks along Minnesota's North Shore, the deep-cut volcanic-rock ravine will draw you to the trails of this park. The 5,392 acres of boreal hardwood-conifer forest are networked with 18 miles of trails that provide numerous scenic overlooks, allow you to cross high about the rushing river, or climb 600 feet to the top of Lookout Mountain. You might spend some time at the park at one of the 40 semi-modern campsites or large group camps - all of which are complete with access to modern showers and restrooms, or find yourself passing through on either the North Shore State Trail or Superior Hiking Trail. In all seasons you're welcome to use the enclosed picnic shelter, but the wood fireplace feels especially nice after a day of skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or just relaxing out at the park. 

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Latitude: 47.67681 Longitude: -90.607311 Elevation: 819 ft
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Kacie Carlson, Minnesota State Parks and Trails

Recreational Opportunities

Camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, sight-seeing, wildlife-watching, snowmobiling, fishing, snowshoeing and more.

Seasons Accessible

The park is open year-round. Office hours vary with the seasons.


Standard Minnesota State Park fees apply. Current pricing for vehicle permits, camping and other amenities can be found at

Accessibility Notes

Parts of the park are accessible, including some campsites.  For more information, call the park at  218-387-3053.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome in Minnesota State Parks.  They must be accompanied at all times, on a six-foot leash and cleaned up after.

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