Grand Marais, Minnesota

Devil's Kettle

Half of a waterfall goes into the river; the other half disappears


There is a mysterious waterfall in Judge Magney State Park in Minnesota. Half of the water drops 50 feet into the Brule river; the other half falls into a cauldron and disappears.

Dyes and ping pong balls have been dropped into the pothole in an attempt to trace its route and find its outlet - presumably the water winds its way underground to Lake Superior, a mile away - but the other end of the Devil's Kettle has yet to be found.

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    4051 E Highway 61 , Grand Marais, Minnesota, 55604, United States
  • Cost
    Park vehicle permits: $25 annual, $18 second vehicle, $12 handicapped; $5 daily, $3 daily group.
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Take US highway 61 north anywhere on it's route from New Orleans to Canada until you are about 15 miles short of Canada. Look for the Judge Magney State Park sign. Turn left.