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Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole

Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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Definitely more of a cascade than a fall

A series of cascades along the Fall River.. Picnic area. Saw a mink below the largest cascade... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Brooksville, Florida
Pretty cool- east to find.

It's just about 8 miles south of town. There is a sign so I'm not sure how it gets missed. They say... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A series of cascades along the Fall River.. Picnic area. Saw a mink below the largest cascade. Worth a stop for a quick looksee.

Thank TravelFan34602
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

It's just about 8 miles south of town. There is a sign so I'm not sure how it gets missed. They say we were able to see it, it was sprinkling so we didn't go swimming! But it looks like a cool swim hole. However,...More

Thank NCruise0130
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My 9 yr old son put it best as he ran past me several times before jumping off the bank, "THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!" We swam and waded for over an hour on August 18th. My 5 yr old was shaking like a leaf and her...More

Thank shannonwest7
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Crisp, clear, cool little spot in Hot Springs SD, enjoyable.... which weather was great also, a must to visit

Thank bvrbar
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The pizza shop owner told us about Cascade Falls. What a fun place! Totally natural area with both deep and shallow pools. We got there late (after the eclipse) so we didn't swim but waded instead. There are vault toilets and picnic tables. Looking for...More

Thank MyPrairieGirl
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Looking for a "free" experience to just wade in the warm waters or dive into the pools then Cascade Falls Swimming hole is your place. Beautiful setting and always room for old and young to enjoy the water

1  Thank Ena D
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The bubbling springs from the Cascade Springs above spill over into some minor rapids (not sure I would call them falls) and a small swimming hole. The upper "falls" have a nice pool that is about 3-ish feet deep for younger kids to splash in,...More

3  Thank enstrim
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Cascade Falls is like an old-fashion swimming hole. The park service created a clear path, parking and even a rest room that can be used for a changing area. Note that a little bit up the road is Cascade Springs, which has what I can...More

3  Thank Batmancop
Reviewed 7 August 2017

At one point this was probably considered a "hidden gem" but now that it's on TripAdvisor its popularity is growing. The natural pool and waterfalls are a great way to cool off in summer. Its not very big, so if the parking lot is full...More

3  Thank Carl V
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We were a little leary because of some of the reviews, but man, we had SO MUCH FUN! Very short walk to the springs, the signs regarding poison ivy and rattlesnakes were noted, but we stayed on the paths and didn't play near the bank...More

2  Thank Lee G
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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
19 July 2016|
Response from D87WUjenniferb |
Yes dogs are allowed, when we went a few people brought their dogs to swim or just sit and cool down.