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Location: Lutsen/Grand Marais.  Appx 100 mi NE of Duluth on MN 61

Lodging: drive-in campground, group camps, backpack sites

Activities: hiking

Lake/River: Cascade River, Lake Superior

Special Attractions: Lookout & Moose Mountains, Cascade Falls, Lutsen ski area nearby

Cascade River DNR

Visited here in 2006, 2009, and camped in 2008 & 2014. Being one of the North Shore state parks, this place is generally swarming with people. There is a trail on both sides of the river going to the falls & cascades. The walk is very scenic. I can't remember the campground very well as far as privacy. We stayed at A5 which was nice. The trail up Lookout Mountain was ok with the path being fairly easy to follow. We started out on a trail from Cascade Lodge and on the way back took the Superior Hiking Trail to the park. The climb wasn't too strenous the way we went. I'd like to get up there again and hike to Moose Mountain and travel further up the SHT along the river.

The river in May 2008 (left) & Mar 2009 (right), the logs were gone when I visited in 2014

Yep, just walk through that tree to get to the summit!

Lake Superior

Views from Lookout Mountain