Saint Cloud Travel Blog› entry 60 of 61 › view all entries
I had been meaning to come to St. Cloud sometime to visit Quarry Park. St. Cloud is 1-1.5 hours northwest of the Twin Cities, depending on where you are coming from. It used to be a granite quarry and is now a county park. The park has hiking trails, a swimming quarry, fishing, scuba, rock climbing, ski trails in winter, and geocaching! It is also one of the few areas of Minnesota where you can see granite bedrock. I spent a few hours wandering the trails, taking photos, learning the history, and geocaching. I got there in the morning, but by the afternoon, the parking lot was packed. Most of those people were at the swimming quarry - which has water over 100 ft deep! They were floating in the water, while others were jumping off the cliffs at various points.
I wrote a review for the park, but it is listed under Waite Park, since that is the actual location - a suburb of St. Cloud. But who does research of things to do in specific suburbs? So I'm putting this entry under St. Cloud to hopefully steer people towards this really cool park.