Cross River Falls


August, 2003

State: Minnesota

Location: Cross River Falls Wayside Park in Schroeder

Height: ?

Crest: ?

Water Source: Cross River

Waypoint: 47.5442N 90.8962W

Summary: Stop by and see this one while visiting the High Falls and the other sights of Tettegouche State Park.

Cross River Falls is on Minnesota's North Shore just south (west) of Temperance River State Park. The falls are part of a wayside park that is actually larger than the nearby state park. A map of the area is included in the state park map.

The waterfalls go right under the bridge over the cross river. It was evening when I drove by, and did not have any advance information about the place, and as a result missed a lot of what this place had to offer. The view from the bridge is not all that great and there are fences all around the falls. The land around the falls does not seem to actually be part of the wayside park. I am not sure if it is private property or not.

I have seen some really nice pictures taken from the base of these falls. The falls under the bridge is much steeper than I realized. I will hopefully get a chance to visit these falls again and get some better photos.

There is another waterfall in the park, about 2 miles upstream on the Cross River. There are trail to these falls. The parking area for the trail head is on a side road off of Hwy 61 just east(north) of the bridge over the Cross River.

[Lake Superior] [North Shore] Nearby Falls

High Falls of the Baptism River, Devil's Kettle Falls, the Upper Falls of the Brule River, the High Falls of the Pigeon River, Gooseberry Falls, and the Temperance River Gorge are all along Minnesota's north shore.

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A photo of the full falls.

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Under the Bridge


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