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Judge C. R. Magney State Park

State Park, Provincial Park, or Protected Area
The Devil's Kettle (left) – Jon Wood

Each state park along Minnesota's North Shore offers something unique and the mystery that exists within Judge C.R. Magney State Park is just one reason to pull into this park. At the end of the popular hike along the rushing Brule River you'll come to the Devil's Kettle. Here, the river splits around a massive volcanic rock. Half of the river makes the plunge 50 feet into a pool below while the other half disappears into a huge pothole, the Devil's Kettle. Where it goes from there is still a mystery. Take a look for yourself when you visit the 4,695 acres of beautiful birch-aspen forest. Like other areas along the North Shore, Lake Superior moderates the temperature, keeping it more mild in winter and cool in summer. This creates a great habitat for wildlife, wildflower, and scenic views. While camping in the 27-site campground, you'll be surrounded by the history of a transient work camp that occupied the area in 1934. If you're looking for a place to picnic, you've found it here at the picnic area situated peacefully along the banks of the Brule River. Take a hike or grab your snowshoes for 9-miles of solitude at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

Recreational Opportunities

Camping, hiking, picnicking, snowshoeing, sight-seeing, wildlife-watching and more.

Accessibility Notes

Parts of the park are accessible. For more information, call the park at218-387-3053.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome in Minnesota State Parks. They must be accompanied at all times, on a six-foot leash and cleaned up after.


Seasons Accessible

The park is open year-round. Office hours will vary with the seasons.


Standard Minnesota State Park fees apply. Current pricing for vehicle permits, camping and other amenities can be found at

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