Devil's Kettle Falls

August, 2003

State: Minnesota

Location: Judge Magney State Park

Height: 50

Crest: 10

Water Source: Brule River

Waypoint: 47.8298N 90.0497W

Summary: A very unusual and interesting waterfall. Definitely one to see if you will be anywhere nearby.

Devil's Kettle Falls is in Minnesota's Judge Magney State Park. This is a very unusual, and even mysterious waterfall. As can be seen in the above picture, the river is split in two as it goes over the falls. The section on the right, lands at the base of the falls and continues downstream. The section on the left vanishes into a pothole known as the Devil's Kettle and noone knows where it goes. It is believed that the water makes its way out to Lake Superior by means of underground passages, but the exact details are unknown. They have thrown dyes and logs and other things into the pothole, but apparently nothing ever comes out. If you have ever worried about falling over a waterfall, imagine falling into the Devil's Kettle.

Finding the Falls is easy. The hike to the falls is about one mile. Along the way you will pass the Upper Falls.

[Lake Superior] Nearby Falls

On your way to Devil's Kettle Falls, you will pass the Upper Falls of the Brule River. The High Falls of the Pigeon River, the High Falls of the Baptism River, Two Step Falls, Cross River Falls, Gooseberry Falls, and the Temperance River Gorge are all along Minnesota's north shore.

Photo Gallery

Half the river vanishes into this pothole

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