Reviews of Judge C.R. Magney State Park (Park)

4051 MN-61, Grand Marais, MN 55604, United States

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REVIEWS OF Judge C.R. Magney State Park IN Minnesota

Victoria LaFriniere

Its was a long hike to see the infamous Devils kettle with a mile walk into the woods and a mile back to your vehicle. Yes, it's a two mile in total hike including a flight of stairs. Make sure to bring water. Highly suggest staying on the trails to not damage the vegetation and so you dont get lost. The wood are beautiful as the rushing river echoes through the woods. I highly suggest!!

Rikarnob Bhattacharyya

Good hike to devil's kettle falls. Expect a bit of a climb on th way back owing to the hundred odd steps that you'll have to climb. If you want to get the most out of this place, do get down till the river where the water falls into it. If you're a good swimmer, you might even wanna take a dip in the water and have a casual swim :) PS - my friends did it, so I know it's safe. But be careful to not jump in the with too many clothes on (especially not jeans!).

Samantha Cummings

Great state park. Loved the Devil's Kettle Hike. Roughly 2miles round trip. Lots of stairs right before the falls that you have to go down and then back up but there are benches to stop and take breaks if needed. Seeing Devil's Kettle is well worth the stairs if you like waterfalls and hiking!

Stacy Welle

Great hike and awesome waterfalls!

Ronald Kowalczyk

Scenic hiking along the river to the Devils Kettle. No electricity hookups at campground. Park clean and well kept. Nice picnic area by the river. Check-in station was not staffed during our visit.

Tiffany Thompson

Amazing.....minus the 175 stairs...


Loved the walk out to the Devil's kettle. Just be aware of the ~150+ stairs to get to the falls. If you are not good with stairs then you should not attempt this short two mile walk round trip.

Michael Hecker

We are not regular hikers getting up in our middle ages and found the hike and stairs well worth it. The falls were spectacular!! You can easily take the steps at your own pace with many rest stops/benches along the way. We did it in less than two hours.


We couldn't get internet or a phone signal despite our 200.00 booster...But its otherwise a nice place.

David Cumming


Manan Miglani

Lovely fall colors.

Barry Toews

Beautiful park anytime of the year. Have been there several times and now returning with the grandkids for another memorable time.

Elizabeth Porter

Seriously the best hike I've been on in a long time. what's the first time I'd ever been up there at Devil's Kettle did not disappoint. The stairway down was absolutely one of my favorite parts


Gorgeous waterfalls! This is an uphill apprx 1.5 mile hike with a set of 175 steps. Wear good shoes. It could be considered rigorous, definitely not an "easy stroll" and it's not close by. Path is narrow and rocky. Bring bug spray!

Dessa Thomas

Very well kept campsite. They have showers and bathrooms, clean water, and fire rings. The campsites are pretty close together but that wasn't really a problem. Devils kettle hiking trail is just down the road too. They have a wifi hotspot at the dnr employees lodge if you need it. I would stay again

Betsy Lamb

We stayed here for a couple nights while visiting the area, the campground itself isn't much for the price you pay ( including Minnesota park pass price) sites are small, without electric or water at site, but the bathroom and showers were always kept immaculate. The park staff here were absolutely amazing and bent over backwards to help my parents when they had trouble with their camper, doing anything possible to make their stay better. The falls were beautiful, probably one of my favorites I've ever seen. We will be back to the North shore!

Donald Johnson

The Devills Kettle? That is all I can say absolutely beautiful in nature!

Delaney Fletcher

Beautiful park. Peaceful camp sites.

Ryan Olson

The steps wasn't that bad @189. We'll worth it

tim welsh

Amazing waterfall. Beautiful hike through the woods

Toni Green

Great hiking, Devils Kettel. 185 stairs just beautiful along with water fall

Patti Johnson

Nice falls & Devil's Kettle is cool - but man it's a tough hike when you're out of shape. Lots of uphill walking, then over a hundred stairs to climb. Benches along the way (even on the stairs) for little rest spots. Bring water.

Mary Kestner

Gorgeous MN State Park! Lovely hiking trails - beautiful views - go see Grand Portage State Park too!

Clara Kammann

All through Minnesota the people have been nice sweet friendly. But here, the were so weird had to keep the doors locked....? What is going on?

Jessica Brouillette

Gorgeous view, worth the hike!

Bill Harz

Fine enough state park near the border. The campsites are a little close together, and there's no groomed spot to pitch a tent. Other than that facilities were nice, and it's up kept fairly well.

Ashley F.

Park was beautiful. Park staff were closing the office at 415 when it regularly closes at 5 and told us to see the host for our campsite number or to go online. The park has no phone service nor does the area around it and they had not yet given the host the campsite listings for the evening. We had to wait 45 minutes to receive our previously reserved campsite number when they brought it to the host.

Lord Jupiter

Beautiful scenery

Jason Greff

Great park. Relatively small, mostly quiet. Not very good cell signal.

Julie O

Devils Kettle trail is beautiful!

Mark T

The least developed of the parks I visited today. But, it was the trail and Devils Kettle waterfall that brought me here. It was rather cool, but if time is limited it could be better allocated at one of the other parks along the north shore. The view to the waterfall is a little distant.


It's pretty cool

Lindsay Salo

I've had my eye on this place for a long time, and was very excited to see Devils Kettle falls. It sounded more mysterious before they figured out where the water went, but it was still neat to see. The water was running pretty high, so high that my husband didn't even realize that some of the water was disappearing until I told him. I was nervous after reading about all the stairs and the strenuous walk, but we didn't think it was that bad.

jacob bickel

Very scenic park. Worth the trip.

Jen Vivant

See the Devil's kettle! It's wonderful!

Robert Thibodo

Love this park! Great hiking, beautiful scenery, woods, water, wildlife..... Easy trails and challenging trails. Been there many times over the years and more so this last couple years.

Catherine Emily Photography

A beautiful campsite and many hiking options. Close enough to both Grand Marais and Grand Portage so you aren’t without resources. Gets quiet pretty early in the night which is super nice. The campsites are well kept even down to the bathrooms. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because even though it was between 50 and 65 degrees outside, there were SO many gnats and no matter how much bug spray, citronella candles, and campfires you have, they will not leave you alone. We got obliterated by swarms of gnats and mosquitos and came home with plenty of aggressively itchy bites. It’s nothing that the park can probably control but be prepared to deal with them.

Jennifer Peery

The Devil's Kettle is such a cool waterfall! The hike is totally worth it. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and maybe even bring water. We managed without, but some may like having it. It was absolutely beautiful in the fall with the leaves changing colors.


It has the mysterious devil's kettle waterfalls. Too good to explain. One needs to experience. Must visit place if driving on the north shore.

Scott Krieger

Ventured here to see Devil's Kettle. The hike contains many steps, but is worth the effort. If you're an adept hiker then keep going down the trail for an amazing hike.

Jacqueline Jaeger

Great for an after lunch hike!

Dennis Tjaden

Nice and quiet campsite was a little tight with the neighbors but still was a good stay. Devils Kettle was worth the hike.

Edward Chenard

Camped here overnight. The bathrooms were quite decent for a campsite of this level. The trail is all up hill then down a long flight of stairs to the falls. You can get somewhat close but you will get a nice mist on you just sitting on the rocks nearby.

LeRoy Perkins

Love it. It worth the hike

Karl Hillstrom

Devil's Keetle was cool, but the hike was a bit more than we bargained for. The good news was it made all the others seem easy by comparison.

M09 01

The campsites were not secluded, which was fine but fyi in case that's important to someone. There was firewood available for sale and the park rangers were super nice. The bathroom/showers were clean and in good condition. Very scenic!

Corey Jacobs

Beautiful park. If you are considering the campsites, the facilities are nice. They have showers and are kept clean, even the outhouses. Plenty of fishing opportunities in walking distance in the nearby streams. Nice trails. Lake access a few miles south is the closest we could find.

Trish Becker

Very educational! The people very friendly and informative

Jill Merrill

Hiked to devil's kettle, a little buggy, but worth it!

jess gibbons

Very busy, still worth it.

Rogelio Espinoza

Wonderful place to visit. Grand kids had great time, sights are amazing

Sawyer Derry

A must see in MN! We met a beaver along the way! Reginald Beaverton was his name!

Travis Brown

A long tough hike to Devil's Kettle.

Benn Rankin

Really nice

Randy Nelson

Great hiking!

Tom Beckel

This is a great Minnesota State Park. Beautiful waterfalls and streams. Nice hiking trails. Lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery throughout.

Will Matthews

Fun hiking, and easy access. Lots of stairs if you want to hike to Devil's Kettle. Be prepared for that. But they have a lot of rest stations to take breaks.

Tina Giagnoni

Beautiful park! The hiking can be a little taxing with all the stairs, but well worth it. I stopped to camp a few days after the showers were advertised to be on, but they were still closed. That's understandable, but perhaps the website should have also been updated. The campground price is advertised as $17 on the check-in board but is actually $23. Not a big deal, but should be updated.

Jim Flateau

Devil's Kettle well worth the hike

Michael Swenson

Awesome spot! Quieter North Shore area. Busy by noon in summer.

Micha Masters

Beautiful but very long way and alot of stairs

shetan noir

Lots of stairs and uphill hike. Use a walking stick and take your water bottle. Also black flies are horrible there.

Sara Sauer

Nice hiking trail in, going up the trail before going down the stairs. Provided a nice walk out down the trail after the stairs going back up!

JoshuaCaleb Wichner

nice place nice park host awesome areas to hike I would come back here in a heartbeat

nicholas rahn

The kettle is an awesome site. If you are a risky hiker, you can go about 20 ft. Orth of the kettle on the trail, jump down on some rocks and hop from one to another you can get right next to the falls. It is a little Dangerous because a fall from there would not be good. The hike down the stairs is something you must be in shape for. There are close to 100 stairs and it is a steep drop. However, there are a few benches you can take a break on if need be.

Jen The Hiker

Get those legs ready for stairs, stairs, and more stairs! Nice trails, clean park, great views and dog friendly.


The falls, the hiking tails

Megan Fratzke

Amazing hiking trails, beautiful country.

Tim Weinberg

Glad to finally make it to this park. Good long walk to the Devil's kettle. A nice elevation change and a long staircase to get there. Very beautiful river that flows into Superior and picturesque all the to the lake

Robert Duskin

Great hike to the kettle with my kids. Clean park, lots to see and seeing the falls is awesome inspiring.

Jerome Vadakin

Nice trails, scenery.

Kienan Mick

The Devil’s Kettle is one of the main attractions, but don’t skip the upper and lower falls either!

Kate Carpenter

Loved our stay here! Great waterfalls and hiking.

Miles Hungsberg-Perzewski

One of the best trails to Devil's Kettle!! Very rustic!! Even better if go when overcast in the spring!! Loved it!! Believe It!!

Rodrigo Delgado

This place is magic, amazing

Jake Perry

Beautiful place. Fairly easy hike. Said 1 mile loop to the kettle but it was a lot longer than that, closer to 3 miles round trip. You have multiple places to stop and rest with benches. A number of nice viewing platforms spaced well. And the kettle is really cool (where does it go!? Lol). Did not see all the park had to offer, but what we did see was clean and well kept up.

tommy s

I stayed overnight here! More details? Ok I pitched a tent here! Most camp site are a little too open but lots to see and do in and around this park.

Bob Wright

Nice Hike up to the kettle.

Bryan Lecy

One of the best state parks in MN.

KathyAnn Travis

I visited this park so I could see the devils kettle falls. It was very breathtaking! I would say if you can't do stairs this is not a good hike for you as there are quite a bit of them. The Park it self has picnic areas and rv and tent campsites available as well.

Michelle Cain

Great hike to the falls.

Jesse G.

Worth the effort to hike to the devils kettle

Sid S


Michelle Buttles

Love it! Small clean and waterfall is breathtaking. Super dark and quiet

Greg Davis

You cant find a bad view! A must see!!!!!!

Chris Parrish

What a great hike with an amazing reward with the Devil's Kettle. We went when it was raining and the trails were still in great shape! Very solid and well maintained.

Ron Hamann

One of my favorite state parks to visit, I've been there twice now. The devil's kettle is definitely worth checking out. The hike to go see it isn't too difficult, it's a two mile round trip. The entire hike is either uphill, or downhill, there is no flat ground. The waterfalls are more than worth every step.

Katie Rotvold

Devil's Kettle Falls was so fun to hike around. Lots of stairs, but otherwise an easy hike.

Barbara Bell


BreAnna Hannen

Stopped on a whim. I was wanting to go do this hike with my husband, but I was with my 4 year old daughter and I just stopped. I saw it was only a mile hike to the falls. I thought no big deal -and we went. She loves nature and walking! Well she did great with all her energy! Me, not as well. So worth it. After we did it I saw the sign warning it is strenuous.

Scott D

Devils kettle is a great short hike.

Robby Deal

Showers are lousy, spots are good for tent campers or small rv.. some can be difficult to back into.

Kevin Marihart

It's far away, but worth every step you take in the park, beautiful

Dawn DeWitt

Absolutely beautiful! One we will visit again

Simon Jones

More stunning wide open spaces great place to visit

alice schadewald

Drove by this place. Didn't stop in but we were there in the past only to take a breather

Togiak Bentley

Great hike. The best memories.

Prajakta Ranade

Good hike options. Sturdy shoes recommended. Perfect in Fall if you like mixture colours.

Ross Kneen


Aundrea Rajamaki

Great park with nice trails. Devil's keetle is a short but beautiful hike with some elevation. Access to Superior hike trail. There is a self pay station with maps available when the park office is closed.

Grant Schleusner

Excellent....easy hiking and challenging hiking! Awesome place.....will be back...many, many times!

WandaMae Kafka

Relaxing and quiet campground. Clean bathrooms

Alex Beck

You get the chance to see 2 waterfalls here. The Devils kettle is a sight to see with all the mystery behind it. The hike is only a mile but has lots of slopes. Not recommended if you're looking for a leisurely stroll.

Thad Bishop

Beautiful but lots of elevation changes on the hike to the falls

Jim Todd

Interesting fact... Used to be WPA camp in the 1930s

Joshua Olson

I enjoyed all of trails here, including the Devil's Kettle Falls. The trail can get a little muddy along the Brule river if the conditions are right. This is a good place to hike if you are up in the north woods.

Jerehmy Owen

This is a must do hike for any visitor. Round trip hike to Devil's Kettle is just under 3 miles.

Ashley Kalenian

The Devil's Kettle hike is so gorgeous! The trees have grown quite a bit this year and so the view is somewhat limited. If you have any questions or aren't quite sure where to go the park rangers at the entrance are very nice and will help you out. There is a second outlook once you get to the Devil's Kettle that gets you a little bit closer to the upper falls.

Erik Larson

Great hike and beautiful falls. Devil's Kettle is a must see!

Juan Luis Sanchez Gota

Amazing camping place. Quite and very clean

Brad Van Ert

You have to go see the Devil's Kettle


My husband and I went to the park during the peak leaf color weekend, one of the busiest times of the year. We actually overshot the park as we thought there would be a sign along the highway saying Devil's Kettle but there is not. When we arrived, the entrance was unattended and the maps were all gone. Many visitors were confused as to how to pay the park entrance fee of $5.00. Once we drove into the park, however, there was a ranger in the parking lot happily ticketing visitors who did not properly display the fee stub on the windshield. All that aside, the one-mile trek to the Devil's Kettle is absolutely worth the fee and the up and down of all the steps along the way, which I counted to be about 300. Just remember you will have to climb up and down those same steps on the return trip. You can also access the park legally on foot without paying a fee via an entrance across the highway from Nanaboujou Resort.

George Suonvieri

Loved the stairs and the views!

Dave Dutcher

A great park. A nice 1 mile hike to see a beautiful water fall. This park also has good access to some great sections of the superior hiking trail. The campground is average.

Ronda Tutt

In this park you can see 2 waterfalls and there is camping and lots of trails to hike. . The falls are mile hike, you will see Upper falls first and then 700 ft more going further up you will be able to see the Devils Kettle. It’s absolutely beautiful. Just past the platform where you can take pictures you will see the flattening of the river and walk over down stream a little and put your feet in the water or get in all the way, trust me it felt good to cool off after that long hike. Warning the hike to these falls is a good packed down path, however you are constantly going up hill until you reach stairs and then it’s 175 steps down, once down you’ll see another set of steps, about 6 steps that leads to rock platform to see upper falls, right at the small step of steps you will see a sign with arrow stating Devils Kettle 700ft upward. Depending on good of shape you are in will depend on how fast you can walk a mile in a up hill terrain. Just take some water with you, you’re going to get a good workout.

Patricia Strom

Wonderful experience!

Justin Ottesen

Devil's kettle trail was wonderful, if a bit rough on my out of shape body. Would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful part of the country.

Selena Elton

It was beautiful and so worth the hike to see the beautiful falls

Paul Sandholm

Getting to the Devil's Kettle is not to Devilish. A good hike up and down but well worth the effort.

Jared Morton

I only hiked the trail to Devil's Kettle, and it was outstanding.


Fantastic park. Great waterfall. Near nanabouju lodge which is a must see. One of the best walks off the North Shore

jared charles

Breath taking views and hiking

Vanessa Mccahon

How could you not love going to this place. It's beautiful and has such nice hiking trails. We like to visit here when we travel up the shore every year.

Andy Pell

Hike to the falls.

Red Wing Wireless World

Breath taking views. Great for hiking, be prepared for a lot of stairs :)

Troy Small

Devils Kettle is one of the marvelous site in the country, I try to do an yearly trip up to the park, but I admit due to having to stop a a lot of the great state parks in the region, we don’t always make it to this one yearly.

Jill Damron

Great, unpaved trails!!

zahir abbas

I like this Campground. Nearby waterfall a d hiking trail makes this Campground very attractive. Bathroom is clean a d well maintained. Lot of options for hiking a d canoeing. Close to the famous nanibouju loadge.

Renée Gherity

It is an absolutely beautiful place. Great park for wildlife. A bear actually crossed the path ahead of me while I was hiking.

Heather Hyatt

Amazing hiking and beautiful falls. Loved catching the mist off the falls after a long trek up and down the stairs. The park provides walking sticks which is a nice touch. Primitive camping and toilet facilities also available. Highly recommended!

Jason Hedlund

Haven't explored much other than the hike to Devil's Kettle, but great park.

Chuck Point

Don't miss this one.

Caleb Stubstad

Great hiking. You'll want spikes or snow shoes in winter for the stairs to devil's kettle

David Victorious

I really enjoyed hiking in the park

Gregory Ross

i’ve been waiting to go here for almost 3 years and i was so happy to finally get to it! very long hike with lots of stairs to get to the kettle but once you’re there you will not regret it!

Tim Hamel

Very nice park with good hiking to beautiful waterfalls.

Thomas Kohnen

We love the hike out to Devil's Kettle

Larry Prewitt

Remote campground. No water, electric, or dump station. Road is rough. Price is good.

Sherie Lehr

Beautiful, peaceful place.


A must visit for hiking on the north shore! Spectacular water fall views. Hiking Club and Passport Club members here, and we had a great time!

Joel Baker

Beautiful area. The Devil's Kettle trail was fun. Lots of pine needles all over the place.

scott woolley

Really good hiking trail to devils kettle falls

Sudha Sudarshan

Easy and beautiful trek

Jeff Fellows

Cozy campground with awesome hikes. The Superior Hiking Trail runs through the park. Trail Includes vertigo inducing stairs down to the Upper Falls and on to Devil's Kettle on the Brule River. Nice forest bathing with largest cedar

Mark Andrews

Back to nature with the beautiful falls. Make sure you take your bug spray!!

Tilla Taye

A good distance walk for us and the dogs. Beautiful views. Cliff edges scared me sometimes!

Susan HL

Great hiking!

Rose Powers

Beautiful place to visit

Tim Carpenter

We enjoyed the beauty and campground of Magney State Park. Waterfalls and good hiking trails filled up a day of exploring. It is located equally between Grand Marais and Grand Portage. So there is lots to see and do. The campground is basic. Sites have no electric power or water. But they are clean and spacious. Sites 20 and 21 are quite nice and roomy for big RVs.

Sheri Hodnefield

Amazing water falls. So worth the stairs and the hike to see.

Christine Arason

Nice 2 mile hike to see high falls and devils kettle falls.

James Haglin

Great hiking trails and water falls. Be prepared to hike some stairs!

J. Jurg.

We camped a few nights here and found it to be a good location for venturing into Canada and to some other state parks. It is quiet, beautiful, and clean. We will stay here again.

Kj Fox

Very nice state park for hiking and seeing the Devil's kettle. I haven't camped here yet so my review is based on the hiking areas. There's a nice "self guided tour" on the other side of the park with a quick loop to read about some natural plants in the area and observe the beautifully kept forest.

David Schierholz

One destination State Park. Wide well maintained trail up to the waterfall. Lovely two mile round trip.

Destroyer's Daily Deeds

Hands down my favorite state park

Raelyn Lau

Great park. Despite having campsites near each other we didn't feel too close to others, and having showers was wonderful after two nights elsewhere without them.

Michael Butler

Great state park! The campground is good with good shower facilities. There isn't a park office, so go to the camp host if you need help. Be sure to check iut Devil's Kettle Falls!


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