Sandstone Minnesota – Ice Climbing in the News

Sandstone, Minnesota in the News

Ice climbing in Sandstone Minnesota received some press.   It’s always nice to see your hometown making the news for something good.

That’s So Minnesota: Ice climbing in Sandstone

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/thats-so-minnesota-ice-climbing-in-sandstone/89-89657a0d-defb-4921-b434-ae796684f0cb

Ice climbing festival draws enthusiasts from Midwest and beyond

https://duluthnewstribune.com/sports/outdoors/4554637-ice-climbing-festival-draws-enthusiasts-midwest-and-beyond

Sandstone Aspiring to Be an Ice Climbing Mecca in Minnesota

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/minnesota/articles/2019-01-19/sandstone-aspiring-to-be-an-ice-climbing-mecca-in-minnesota

 

The Sandstone Tourism Board is available to assist with the needs of the media.  Story ideas, high res photos, local contacts – we can help.

Sandstone Tourism Board

320 372-0756 . or email visitsandstone@gmail.com

 

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Supporting Festivals in Sandstone MN

Do you think your event would be a good fit to the family friendly small town of Sandstone, MN ??
Contacting the Sandstone Visitors Board is a first step in getting your event plans to move forward in Sandstone MN.
One of the core functions of the Sandstone Tourism Development Committee is supporting the current festivals in Sandstone and to encourage additional events in the city.

read more at https://sandstoneminnesota.blogspot.com/2018/12/sandstone-mn-festivals.html

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directions to Big Spring Falls

Getting to Big Spring Falls

Big Spring Falls Directions

directions to Big Spring Falls

map to Big Spring Falls

Here at the Sandstone Visitors Board we are constantly answering calls and emails from travelers hoping to visit Big Spring Falls on the Kettle River.

Getting to Big Spring Falls

From downtown Sandstone, Minnesota follow main street in to town, turn East on 3rd street.
Turn right on Pine Ave. – continue on Pine Ave for 1.5 miles or so.
The road will bend to the right then back to the left down hill to a small parking lot.
A clearly marked trail brings you to the river, continue up the river to the falls.

Getting to Big Spring Falls from Sandstone, Minnesota

To get to Big Spring Falls on the Kettle River you must first get to Sandstone, MN.  We’re easy to find- we’re halfway between Minneapolis and Duluth just off interstate 35.

Big Spring Falls Banning State Park

Big Spring Falls

Big Spring Falls

The Falls are part of Banning State Park but are not in the main park.  Big Spring Falls is located 1 and 1/2 miles south of the town of Sandstone, Minnesota.   From the main park entrance hikers can access trails to Wolf Creek Falls and Hell’s Gate, but to get to Big Spring Falls you’ll want to drive to Sandstone.

Paddling to Big Spring Falls on the Kettle River

Another option is to canoe the 1.5 miles downriver from Robinson Park in Sandstone, MN.  Always check water levels and the recent rainfall before making paddling plans on the Kettle River.
Most of the summer the Kettle River flows through this section a a gentle pace and you can easily paddle back up the river to the boat launch in Robinson Park.

Visit Big Spring Falls – it’s worth it

However you get there – get there.  Many people say “Big Spring Falls on the Kettle River ranks as one of the most beautiful places in Minnesota.”  Judge for yourself, you know how to get there now…

More information on Big Spring Falls

and  Wolf Creek Falls