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Cascade Falls and Swimming Hole

Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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A great swim or wade in the pools!

Looking for a "free" experience to just wade in the warm waters or dive into the pools then Cascade... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ena D
Hot Springs, United States
A nice spot for a cool dip for adults and children alike

The bubbling springs from the Cascade Springs above spill over into some minor rapids (not sure I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Green Bay
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“poison ivy” (17 reviews)
“clear water” (4 reviews)
“water shoes” (3 reviews)
Northeast Fall River, Hot Springs, SD
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Ena D
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank enstrim
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Batmancop
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Lee G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on the path with no problems with rattlesnakes or poison ivy. Son had a blast jumping off into the water. Sign posted says no alcohol but there was plenty of that down at the falls.

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to cool off for an hour or two. The water is chilly but tolerable. The kids had a great time climbing on the rocks and jumping in and swimming around. The drawback is there are no locker rooms or changing...More

Thank Johnny543
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd planned to visit the Hot Springs, but it was 100 degrees, so we wanted to cool off. This creek served us well. As other reviewers have said, it was a little tough to find, but worth the effort. There were also some younger kids...More

1  Thank Nora O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family so enjoyed this spot to just play in the water and cool off! The day we went was 102 so it ended up being quite busy, but we just rolled with it, jumped, splashed, played and enjoyed this little gem. We brought life...More

1  Thank Jill V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here based on reviews. We weren't here long but my 18 yr old and husband loved it. There is a shallow side where smaller kids hang out and a deeper side where you can jump off a dirt cliff maybe 6 ft high or...More

Thank mooper
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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.