Judge C.R. Magney State Park


Judge C.R. Magney State Park, located 14 miles northeast of Grand Marais, is home of the famous Devil’s Kettle waterfall. It is also known for its perfect trout fishing spots and excellent trails for hikers.

Below are a few things you'll want to do when you visit the park.

Visit Devil’s Kettle: Devil’s Kettle is this park’s claim to fame. The waterfall splits in two with one side heading downstream and the other into a deep mysterious hole (Devil’s Kettle). Though many have tried to find out, no one knows where the water in this hole goes. The Brule River also creates the dramatic Upper and Lower Falls. Be sure to visit these falls on your hike, as well.

Fish the Brule River. The Brule river is stocked with rainbow and brook trout, with the occasional Chinook salmon to try to reel in. Anglers have even been said to have caught small mouth bass and northern pike that entered the river from lakes upstream.

Enjoy a Scenic Hike: With nine miles of riverside trail through the forest, access to the Superior Hiking Trail, and a 1-mile self-guided nature trail, no hiker will be bored!

Picnic Along the Brule River: As you make your journey to one of the several destinations located in the park, make a pit-stop and enjoy a wonderful picnic while listening to the rushing Brule River.

Snowshoe Through the Park: During the winter season, snowshoeing is allowed all throughout the park. Grab some snowshoes and trek through the snow as you enjoy the icy landscape.

Getting There
To get to the park from Grand Marais, drive northeast on Highway 61 for 14 miles until you see signs for the park. The park address is 4051 MN-61, Grand Marais.