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J.H. Keith Park and Whitney Preserve at Cascade Springs

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Quaint and cute but watch out for the poison ivy!

We stopped by here on our way to Cascade Falls. What a pretty little picnic area! Be warned by... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
North Dakota
Nice wayside for a quick picnic, with a bubbling spring at the top

This is a nice wayside for a quick picnic. The stream you cross to get it is clear, quiet, and... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Green Bay
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We stopped by here on our way to Cascade Falls. What a pretty little picnic area! Be warned by the signs, poison ivy by the river so don't go down to the water unless you can identify this mean plant!

2  Thank MyPrairieGirl
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a nice wayside for a quick picnic. The stream you cross to get it is clear, quiet, and beautiful; the bubbling spring to the left (that feeds rapids/falls downstream) is nice, and there are a number of picnic tables to eat at. Warning:...More

1  Thank enstrim
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I don't know who is supposed to maintain this place, but they need to get their act together. It really needs some landscaping and tidying up. We have been there twice, this time it just looked like scrub. I appreciate the natural world, but this...More

1  Thank henrygaynor
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Just a small area with cement walkways that lead back to a stream that has a deep area where you can cool down on hot day. Rattlesnake warnings are posted

Thank L6400VErichardd
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This was a somewhat spur fo the moment visit. We wanted to check out the place inbetween the downpours of rain and it was neat seeing the natureal springs here. Definitely worth a brief visit while in the area.

Thank MapleLeaf1867
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Nice park, grass was a little to tall for my comfort. quiet, peace and solitude. THe babbling brook in the background was very relaxing.

Thank julielJ8497LB
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a set of springs in a very dry area south of town. Place to picnic and soak your feet. A mile further south is Cascade park which is a swimming hole with very clean water since it originates in the springs.

6  Thank James A
Reviewed 25 August 2013

My son wanted to see buffalo on our road trip to Deadwood SD. We were able to barely see three at Bear Country, of course fenced in and sitting in the grass. On our way to Hot Springs on Hwy 385, right before sunset we...More

4  Thank haileycassie
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Decided to check it out and have a picnic. Nice place,but a bit secluded. Jumped in with four kids to catch some little "minows" at the bottom of the crystal clear pool. Very refreshing, no snakes seen or heard. Kids had a nice time and...More

6  Thank papiof4
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Friends talked us into a stop at Keith Park and Whitney Preserve, actually two different places, but close by on South HWY 71 (Cascade Road). Keith Park has good picnic areas and the springs and bridges are enjoyable. Don't get too lost in the beauty...More

2  Thank Granny-Gourmet
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