Judge C.R. Magney

Judge C.R. Magney State Park Campground Review

Judge C.R. Magney

Review of Judge C.R. Magney State Park Campground Review near Grand Marais, Minnesota

July 2012 – 1 Night


This park felt more like a state forest campground than a state park campground, but it did have a really nice bathhouse with running water, flush toilets and showers. There is some great hiking to some beautiful overlooks and waterfalls within the state park.

Campsite Spacing

Campsite spacing was mixed but overall fairly good. Some campsites really had some nice privacy and others seemed like they were kind of out in the open. Overall the spacing was pretty good.

Campsite Quality

Campsite quality was on average with most state forest or rustic state park campgrounds. Each campsite had a fire pit and picnic table. All sites appeared to have gravel back in drives with enough space for a tent. If you had a large motorhome or travel trailer there may be some sites that you could not get in to.


There are some great trails with beautiful overlooks and waterfalls to see. If you don’t camp at this park, it is still very worth your while to stop in and take the hike back to the Devil’s Kettle waterfall. We only hiked back to Devil’s Kettle but there are a total of 9 miles of hiking trails within the park.


We did not see where there would be opportunity for any type of boating within the park.


We did not do any fishing but there are trout within the Brule River that runs through the Judge C.R. Magney State Park. That being said, finding accessible points to fish at on the Brule River within the park could probably be difficult. There were trout regulations signs posted at the river.


There is no playground equipment at the park but there were plenty of families camping at the park. You should take a great deal of caution if you decide to hike with children as there are cliffs with steep drop-offs along the trails and the water does move fast in the Brule River.

Overall Comments

There are a lot of parks along the North Shore of Lake Superior, but this park is a must do to at least see the waterfalls and take in the nature of the Lake Superior Minnesota North Shore.


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