Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, Waite Park

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#18 of 68 in Wildlife in Minnesota
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  • I came out for an evening walk. It was so pretty and peaceful. There were a few people but not too many. The swimming looked inviting! 
    I came out for an evening walk. It was so pretty and peaceful. There were a few people but not too many. The swimming looked inviting!  more »
  • Our family of five took a rather impromptu trip to Quarry Park. Having been to the St. Cloud area on multiple occasions, the park was previously unknown to me until a friend recommended checking it... 
    Our family of five took a rather impromptu trip to Quarry Park. Having been to the St. Cloud area on multiple occasions, the park was previously unknown to me until a friend recommended checking it...  more »
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  • Wonderful trails, easy to navigate, and beautiful environments. During the winter there are groomed Nordic skiing. There are also winter hiking trails too. In the summer there's tons to do and explore. My family and I generally swim in one of the two swimming quarries, but there's also fishing, rock climbing, hiking, and history. There's an entry fee but we buy the annual pass for $15 every year.
  • A must see/go if you enjoy water activities. There are some hiking trails that I am not able to speak to, but the quarry is amazing. In summer in Minnesota when it is warm and cloudless the water is perfect and so enjoyable to float on. Bring tubes! There are some small cliffs to jump from which are exhilarating (no higher than maybe 20 or so feet). Worth the drive! Bring a beach cart to truck everything from your car to the quarry as it is about a 10 minute walk

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