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Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole

Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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Fun break

Great place to cool off. Safe for all ages. Easy access. Places to picnic as well. Water is on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jeanne C
via mobile
Great on a hot day!

Not a far walk from the parking lot. Visited it on a hot afternoon to cool down. Only a short drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas1981
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Banff, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“poison ivy” (15 reviews)
“clear water” (3 reviews)
“water shoes” (3 reviews)
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Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to cool off. Safe for all ages. Easy access. Places to picnic as well. Water is on the cool side, but very refreshing.

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a far walk from the parking lot. Visited it on a hot afternoon to cool down. Only a short drive south of town.

Thank Dallas1981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first drove up to this location it looks like a really crummy city park. As soon as you walk over to the waterfall you understand why everybody loves this little hidden gem. We did wade around in the water for a little bit....More

Thank mamananash
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watch out for the poison ivy! Great little place for the kids and anyone else who likes to get wet!!

Thank Darla G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely Beautiful! I was scared of reviews mentioning poison ivy and rattle snakes. If you stay on paths you should've fine. My boys chose to stay here and play instead of going to Evans Plunge! Not hot water, but cool and enjoyed jumping off rocks...More

Thank boysegirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was hot, we were trying to kill time. So glad we stopped. Beautiful little swimming hole. Kids could jump off rocks into water. Had the place to ourselves. Water felt amazing.

3  Thank Danica O
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I am sure it is not permanently closed, but closed it was when we visited. It really isn't what I would call a waterfall, more like rapids. We have been before and while it is pretty, the insects were horrendous. This visit the gates were...More

Thank gaynor h
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Now this is better than Evan's Plunge where we paid a small fortune for a swim. This natural water hole is just awesome and so much better than an enclosed pool. The water is fresh and clean, it's quiet cool but really relaxing. Not far...More

Thank Jodie S
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We drove out to Cascade Falls. The scenery was beautiful and not far out of town. We were with our dog so only ventured down half way. The fall were fairly small but the pretty.

1  Thank andrea652015
Reviewed 30 August 2016

There is no cost and it is located behind what appears to be wayside park. It is not an easy walk.There is a path with several stairs and some are steep. Wide creek/stream with water flowing over rocks.Not much of a falls. Lovely to look...More

1  Thank L6400VErichardd
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