Cascade River State Park

       
   

Area and County

    Cook County
    Northeast Minnesota
     
 

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Size

5,392 acres statutory, 2,875 owned

 
 
Maps

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Parking

N47 42.661, W90 30.637

 
Hiking Trails

18 miles

 
Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Northern Superior Uplands

Subsection(s)  

North Shore Highlands

Land Type Association(s)

North Shore Till Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype

Dry Bedrock Shore (Lake Superior)

Exposed Mafic Cliff (Lake Superior)

Lowland White Cedar Forest (North Shore)

Mesic Felsic Cliff (Northern)

Mesic Mafic Cliff (Northern)

Northern Wet-Mesic Boreal Hardwood - Conifer Forest

Paper Birch - Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore)

Slumping Clay/Mud Slope (River)

Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore)

Upland White Cedar Forest

Wet Mafic Cliff (Northern)

Wet Rocky Shore (Lake Superior): Bedrock Subtype

White Pine - Red Pine Forest

Young Forest Complex

 
Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        
 
Links

Minnesota DNR

 
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Visits

8/10/2011

           

 

 

 

 

       
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Lower Cascade River Falls

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Upper Cascade River Falls

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Cascade River State Park MN
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Published on Feb 13, 2014

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Published on Oct 28, 2013

Favorite Sites: A3, A5, A6, A16, A18, B1, B7, B11, C2, C5, C21, C23

 
     

 

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Published on May 31, 2013

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  Cascade River Hike with Diane and Diane
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Uploaded on Apr 26, 2009

Hiking at Cascade River State Park in northern Minnesota. Lots of waterfalls. A great place to visit on the Great Lakes.

   
       
  Cascade River State Park, Minnesota Campground drive through review
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Published on Jul 23, 2013

This state park is on Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior and has a campground, hiking trails, waterfalls, and is close to Grand Marais. This video gives you an overview, and a drive through showing you the campsites.

   
       
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Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

American red squirrel

 
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Birds

Three bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Endangered

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

 

Special concern

Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist (Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (Picnic Area)

 
Plants

Eleven plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and one species on the watch list are found here:

 

Endangered

bitter fleabane (Erigeron acris var. kamtschaticus)

elegant groundsel (Packera indecora)

pale sedge (Carex pallescens)

 

Threatened

alpine woodsia (Woodsia alpina)

small-flowered woodrush (Luzula parviflora)

 

Special concern

Allegheny vine (Adlumia fungosa)

Douglas hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii)

Hudson Bay eyebright (Euphrasia hudsoniana var. ramosior)

inflated sedge (Carex vesicaria)

pale moonwort (Botrychium pallidum)

quill spikerush (Eleocharis nitida)

 

Watch list

St. Lawrence bladderfern (Cystopteris laurentiana)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp FPn73a

Aspen - Birch Forest: Balsam Fir Subtype FDn43b1

Dry Bedrock Shore (Lake Superior) LKu43a

Exposed Mafic Cliff (Lake Superior) CTu22a

Lowland White Cedar Forest (North Shore) WFn53a

Mesic Felsic Cliff (Northern) CTn32d

Mesic Mafic Cliff (Northern) CTn32a

Northern Wet-Mesic Boreal Hardwood-Conifer Forest MHn44

Paper Birch - Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore) MHn45a

Slumping Clay/Mud Slope (River) RVx54a

Sugar Maple Forest (North Shore) MHn45c

Upland White Cedar Forest FDn43c

Wet Mafic Cliff (Northern) CTn42a

Wet Rocky Shore (Lake Superior): Bedrock Subtype LKu43b2

White Pine - Red Pine Forest FDn43a

 
 

bluebead lily

 

 

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