Judge C.R. Magney State Park

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Judge C.R. Magney State Park

Come for the quiet, the solitude, and the famous Devil's Kettle waterfall. The most popular hike leads from the trailhead upstream along the Brule River to Devil's Kettle, where the river splits around a mass of volcanic rock. Half of the river plunges 50 feet into a pool, while the rest pours into a huge pothole. Anglers can catch brook and rainbow trout in the Brule River or its tributary, Gauthier Creek. The park offers camping, picnicking and hiking.

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Visitor Alert!

Deer hunt in November

There will be a deer hunt at Judge C.R. Magney State Park from November 7 through November 22. The park will be open to visitors and hunters during the deer hunt. The areas of the park around the campground and parking lot and on the Lake Superior side of U.S. Highway 61 are open to the public and closed to hunting. View map PDF

For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.

(Updated Oct. 9, 2015)

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

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State Forest Campgrounds:

Judge C.R. Magney State Park also manages campgrounds in the Grand Portage State Forest and the Pat Bayle State Forests. For information about Devilfish Lake, Esther Lake, McFarland Lake and Twin Lakes campgrounds, please contact the Cascade River State Park office at (218) 387-3053.

Seasonal Use:

This park is open year-round for day use. However, the campground closes and no services are available in winter. This park is minimally staffed during the winter months so the parking area and entrance road may not be plowed immediately following a snow event. Get additional seasonal information. here or contact Cascade River State Park for more information.

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Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Judge C.R. Magney State Park.


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Park Highlights

tree Scenic Waterfalls

tree Trout Fishing

tree Camping

tree Hiking/Picnicking

tree Wildlife Observation

tree Superior Hiking Trail


Best time to contact the park:

Memorial Day - Labor Day: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fall, Winter & Spring: Please contact Cascade River State Park at 218-387-3053.


4051 East Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604

tel: 218-387-3039

email: CascadeRiver.StatePark@state.mn.us

Getting There

The park is located 14 miles northeast of Grand Marais on State Highway 61.