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Cascade River State Park

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Where to go: Maple, birch, and aspen at Cascade River State Park are quickly changing. Lookout Mountain gives one a beautiful view of the changing leaves. This will be a fantastic fall color viewing location this upcoming weekend!

What you'll see: Hike to the waterfalls or up to Lookout Mountain for the best views.

Also of interest: Fall is a wonderful time to visit Cascade River State Park! Take a walk along the river to a few waterfalls, view Lake Superior along the lake trail, or hike up to Lookout Mountain at 600 feet above Lake Superior. Salmon have not yet begun their fall run up the river but we should begin seeing them soon.

Last updated: September 25, 2014 

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Getting there

3481 West Highway 61
Lutsen, MN 55612

10 miles southwest of Grand Marais, and approximately 265 miles from the Twin Cities. The office is located just off State Highway 61 at mile post 101.


Phone: 218-387-3053

Email: cascaderiver.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Spring, Fall & Winter: Daily, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Summer: Hours extended.