Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Judge Magney State Park

Trail conditions:

NOTICE: There remains areas of over 3' of snow in the park's woodlands. Hiking off-trail is extremely challenging, even with wide/traditional snowshoes.Be Aware: Spring Hiking ConditionsTrails in the park are hard-packed with snow (we have received over 10 feet of snow this winter!).Trails typically are frozen and icy in the morning and will soften later in the day if temps rise into the mid-20's or above.Walking trails are open, including the trail to Devil's Kettle waterfall - ice cleats or similar traction devices recommended for hiking. Park permits can be purchase at the contact station at the entrance to the park or online.

The trail(s):
Park is open for day use but no winter grooming of trails will take place at this location. Although no trails will be groomed, visitors are welcome to ski, snowshoe or hike in the park.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • No winter camping is available at the park. Drinking water is not available in the winter.No sanitation facilities available in the park during winter season.

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Last updated on April 20, 2022. Local snow depth is 24".

Getting there

4051 East Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604

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

Roads not plowed in winter.


Phone: 218-387-6300
Email: [email protected]
Contact Cascade River State Park at 218-387-6000.

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