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Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole

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I love this place!

We used to go to cascade falls all the time when we were kids, before anyone even knew about it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gina D
Fort Morgan, Colorado
Off the beaten path

Lovely swimming hole in spring water. You can wade above the falls in chrystal clear water or jump... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
via mobile
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“poison ivy”(20 reviews)
“clear water”(4 reviews)
“picnic area”(5 reviews)
It is a small cascade fed by natural spring water with a swimming hole at the base of it. There is a pavilion and parking area next to it.
Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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All reviews poison ivy clear water picnic area great place to cool off life jackets honey hole small cliff vault toilets miles south of town wild horse sanctuary clear path deep pool natural spring picnic lunch evans plunge worth a stop rattlesnake
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a couple of nice little spots to swim but I would be very relunctant to do so with the poison ivy and rattlesnake warning haha

Thank SiandraW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to go to cascade falls all the time when we were kids, before anyone even knew about it. There is a petrified log that you can sit in in the bottom pool. We use to climb up the hill on the side by...More

Thank Gina D
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely swimming hole in spring water. You can wade above the falls in chrystal clear water or jump off small cliff below falls. Watch out for poison ivy!

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem; you can swim and picnic. Basic out house restrooms kept clean. Restrooms and parking is locked in winter.

Thank eileen1218
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

My visit to Cascade Falls was unforgettable. I Want to start by mentioning I use a manual wheelchair. The path from the parking lot to the picinic area just before the falls is moderately accessible. There is a gravel/dirt path that I needed minimal assistance...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Found out about this site on a blog and was so glad we made the effort to find it. Crystal clear waters, beautiful falls, a wonderful day in natural spring water.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We didn't know this place existed until another tourist at the Mammoth Site told us about it. It was a hot day and luckily we had our swimsuits with us so we drove the 10 minutes out of town to visit it. I am glad...More

Thank janicen96
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Cascade Falls for the last stop of the day in Hot Springs and we had a FANTASTIC time! At first, I didn’t know if we had driven to the right place, as it’s about an 8-10 minute drive out of town, and...More

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We’re outdoorsy/adventurous people so the thought of a remote swimming hole was right up our alley! This was easy to find and cooled us off nicely on a hot summer day! It wasn’t too crowded either. The water had 3 different levels, just enough to...More

Thank Mom2Twincesses
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We stopped and had a picnic lunch here after our tour at the nearby Wild Horse Sanctuary. The "falls" are very pretty and a short walk from parking area. However, if you're not planning to swim, there's not much else to do than look and...More

1  Thank diaq
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Matthew T
2 September 2018|
Response from Judge A | Reviewed this property |
Not really. You have to go down some steep areas to reach it, and the floor of the stream is very uneven so wading around in a wheelchair would not be a good idea. Some areas are also pretty deep. I would not recommend... More
20 June 2018|
Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
I reviewed the wrong one, sorry. I asked for them to remove my review.
Arnie S
22 May 2017|
Response from Bella B |
Water was cool and refreshing. There is a shallow end for young kids, people who did not bring swimsuits, and those who just want to dip their feet in the clean water. There is a deep section that is not very big, but is... More