Cascade State Park in Minnesota

Cascade State Park in Minnesota
Cascade River State Park is located in Lutsen, Minnesota. The park features cascading waterfalls, as the name suggests, and offers plenty of recreational activities. You can find diverse plant life, wildlife and other natural features, such as different species of birds, fish and trees in this 5,050-acre park.

Cascade River

Cascade River features rushing waterfalls that lay within black volcanic rocks in the Cascade River State Park. Scenic viewing of diverse plant life---including lush moss and ferns, as well as birch, white cedar and spruce---draws in visitors to the park each year.


Different campsites are offered in the park, including tent sites and RV sites. Campground facilities include picnic areas, fire rings, shower, vault toilets and a dump station.


Many recreational activities are available in Cascade State Park, including hiking, fishing, bicycling and picnicking. During winter, you can enjoy snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.


Eighteen miles of hiking trails are available for hiking. Trails cross over varied terrain and pass through many scenic areas. The Superior Hiking Trail and the North Shore State Trail connect with trails within the park.


Visitors can also fish in Cascade River, as well as Lake Superior. Find and catch fish such species as steelhead, salmon and brook trout.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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