Cascade River State Park

Cascade follows the park tradition of bringing the river to you. Parking is at the mouth of the river and Superior’s expanse [and within the park, one-third of mile northeast on Hwy 61]. A quick-jaunt up well-maintained trails brings you to overlooks and walking bridges spanning the cascades. Like Gooseberry, Cascade touts its fishing and fall colors, but outdoes itself on its cross-country ski trails. If you want to ski over the river and through the woods, strap on your skinny skis at Cascade.

  • Visitor Center

    Open year round with extended summer hours; houses a small gift shop

  • Camping

    Open mid-May to mid-September

    • 40 drive-in sites (35′ RV length limit)
    • 3 non-electric winter sites
    • 4 pull-through sites
    • 2 tent-only group sites, each  up to 20 people
    • 5 backpack sites .5 to 1.5 miles from parking
    • Seasonal flush toilets and showers
    • Seasonal dumping station
    • Firewood and ice are sold at the park


  • Maps
  • Waterfalls

    Stair step cascades up the river; nice waterfall right below the footbridge, additional waterfalls 2 miles inland.

  • Picnic Areas

    On Lake Superior; and an inland reservable enclosed shelter with picnic tables, a wood stove and a beverage vending machine.

  • Hiking

    18 miles several trails to cascades, waterfalls, overlooks, up the river, through the forests and down to Lake Superior

    • Superior Hiking Trail passes through park
    • snowshoeing trails
  • Fishing

    In Lake Superior, Cascade River and the streams wi the park

  • Cross-country Skiing

    27K; an easy loop for beginners, lots of interconnected moderate and difficult trails that also connect to trail systems outside the park; warming house

  • Snowmobiling

    2 miles of groomed trails that connect to local trails and the State Trail

  • Snowshoeing

    Anywhere in the park except on groomed trails