Cascade River State Park

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Coordinates: 47°42′35″N 90°31′20″W / 47.70972°N 90.52222°W / 47.70972; -90.52222
Cascade River State Park
Minnesota State Park
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The Cascade River
Country  United States
State  Minnesota
County Cook
Location Grand Marais
 - elevation 732 ft (223 m) [1]
 - coordinates 47°42′35″N 90°31′20″W / 47.70972°N 90.52222°W / 47.70972; -90.52222
Area 5,050 acres (2,043.7 ha)
Founded 1957
Management Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Location of Cascade River State Park in Minnesota

Cascade River State Park is a state park near the northeastern tip of Minnesota, USA, on the north shore of Lake Superior. The park is in a rocky and rugged location, and has many different types of wildlife.

Cascade River State Park is also connected to the Superior Hiking Trail.

The site was originally named Cascade River State Wayside. It was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps starting around July 1934. One of the projects was a huge 535 feet (163 m) overlook wall, built from locally-quarried gabbro.[2] The roadside development plans were drawn by Arthur R. Nichols and Harold E. Olson. The project was considered a model for roadside development within the state, and possibly even outside the state. The development work was supervised and inspected not just by National Park Service employees, but also by members of the Minnesota Highway Department, staff of the Minneapolis Park Board, Civilian Conservation Corps individuals, members of the Minnesota Legislature, and even some Canadian officials.[3] The wayside was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 4, 2003.[4]

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