Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, Waite Park

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#17 of 28 in Wildlife in Minnesota
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  • August 8, 2017
    I live just a mile from the quarries and it is one of my favorite local hiking destinations. The paths are plenty and the nature is beautiful in the park. It's a great place to walk a dog, ride a spor...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This place is wonderful for all ages and most activity levels - some areas would be a challenge in a wheelchair or with a stroller. I can't wait to go back again! It is about an hour drive for us and ...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    $5 parking and all day fun! The kids had fun jumping off the cliffs into the deep quarry. By around 2pm, it got pretty busy 100+ people. But it was a great atmosphere with music, hammocks hanging in t...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Just awesome! Only a half mile walk to some of the best swimming in the state! Super clean clear water and great jumps for everyone from beginner to daredevil status. Hiking and climbing, great spots for picnics too!
  • May 26, 2017
    First place I go when I have friends visiting from out of town. A very large park covered in beautiful trails and some greater cliff diving. We'll preserved nature for being so close to the city. A must see for those visiting the St Cloud area.
  • May 20, 2017
    Having grown up in the St Cloud area, I have of course heard of the "adventures" at the quarries much of my life but alas I had never seen them. So now finally I have gotten to seem and I was surprised how incredibly large the park it. We toured the park as part of the 2017MN Governors Fishing Opener. We did not have enough time to see the entire place so I will need to get back. #MNGFO2017
  • June 18, 2017
    Great place to go outside and walk around. Good swimming holes and historic notes everywhere. Links to the state parks, lots of trails.
  • July 10, 2017
    Amazing place to walk around and the information you can read about is a welcome addition. A lot of people were enjoying the swimming areas also.

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