Judge C.R. Magney
Map and Guide
Map and Guide of Judge C.R. Magney State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).
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© 2022, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources MAP AND GUIDE: JUDGE C.R. MAGNEY STATE PARK 4051 EAST HIGHWAY 61 GRAND MARAIS, MN 55604 COOK COUNTY 218-387-6301 VISITOR TIPS • Many trails are rocky with uneven terrain. Use caution and wear appropriate footwear. • The Devil’s Kettle Falls hike can be strenuous with elevation changes and a long, steep stairway. • The campground is open April to October. The park is open for other recreational activities year-round. • Find Wi-Fi at the entrance station. • The Brule River and Gauthier Creek are designated trout streams and require a fishing license and trout stamp. • In an emergency call 911. • Non-emergency sheriff’s number: 218-387-3030. ONLY HAVE AN HOUR? • Hike through diverse habitats on the one-mile Timberdoodle Trail. • Picnic near the Brule River and enjoy the sounds of the water. • Set out on the Lower Brule River Trail for views of the rushing river. LOOKING FOR MORE TO DISCOVER? VISIT MNDNR.GOV/JUDGEMAGNEY SO EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE PARK... ABOUT THE PARK In 1957, over 900 forested acres along the Brule River were set aside as Brule River State Park. In 1963, it was renamed as a memorial to the late Judge Magney. A lawyer, mayor of Duluth, and a justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, he was a strong advocate of Minnesota State Parks, especially along the North Shore. Today, you can experience over 4,000 acres of rugged landscape in the park. Hike the trails, fish the waters or camp. The campground still holds the foundations of a 1934 camp that gave work and lodging to men during the Depression. Whatever your interest, enjoy the spectacular scenery during your stay. A full set of STATE PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS is available at mndnr.gov. PARK OPEN 8 a.m.–10 p.m. daily. VEHICLE PERMITS Permits required; purchase at park office or entrance kiosk. PETS WELCOME Scenic landscape abounds at this park. QUIET HOURS − CAMPGROUND 10 p.m.– 8 a.m.; only registered campers TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS may be in campground during quiet hours. Devil’s Kettle Trail 1 mile one-way Steep terrain • Stairs • Packed dirt • Rocky Hike along the Brule River, down about 175 stairs, and past the Upper Falls to reach the Devil’s Kettle Falls. Here, the river splits around a mass of volcanic rock, half plunging 50 feet into a pool and the rest pouring into a massive pothole. Plan to spend 1 ½ to 2 hours on this hike. Timberdoodle Trail Mostly flat • Packed dirt Walk beneath large birch, spruce and cedar trees with interpretive signs along the way. Keep on 6-foot leash; pick up after; attend at all times; not allowed in buildings or at beaches. 1-mile loop Gauthier Creek Trail 1 mile one-way Hilly • Packed dirt • Grass Soak in the sights and sounds of the forest leading to Gauthier Creek. Watch for blooming wildflowers. Superior Hiking Trail Varies Steep terrain • Packed dirt • Rocky Continue past the Devil’s Kettle to the north or Gauthier Creek to the west on the Superior Hiking Trail for a more tranquil wilderness experience. The 310-mile trail runs south of Duluth to the Canadian border and offers wilderness-type hiking and overnight backpacking trips. FIREWOOD Must be purchased at this park or from vendors who sell wood approved for this park; no gathering firewood in the park. BE OUR GUEST • Stay awhile at 27 drive-in campsites. To make a reservation, call 866-857-2757 or visit mndnr.gov/reservations. MORE INFORMATION Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Information Center 500 Lafayette Rd. , St. Paul, MN 55155-4040 888-646-6367 or mndnr.gov/parks The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MORE TO EXPLORE AT THE PARK • Fish along the lower Brule River as it heads for Lake Superior. The rock riffles and pools there are ideal for brook and rainbow trout, steelhead and salmon. A fishing license and trout stamp are required. This information may be available in alternative format upon request.