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Devil’s Kettle Falls

Devil’s Kettle Falls is in Minnesota’s Judge C. R. Magney State Park. It’s on Lake Superior’s north shore.

It is part of the Brule River. Judge C. R. Magney State Park is located a few kilometers south of the Canadian border.

Over an 8-mile stretch, the river drops 800 feet. The river disappears almost entirely into the ground. It cascades through the scenic wilderness and disappears into a vast and dark tunnel.

Devil’s Kettle Falls Facts for Kids

  • Devil’s Kettle is where Brule River splits in two.
  • The rocky fork splits the river in two and is formed of rhyolite.
  • After falling into this waterhole, no one knows where it goes.
  • Scientists tried to follow the water with dye and ping pong balls but failed.
  • Scientists think the water empties into Lake Superior through some subterranean route.

Where does Devil’s Kettle go?

The first part of the waterfall flows normally. There’s another part of the waterfall that drops down 10 feet into a huge, dark hole.

Nobody knows what happens the water it just been disappearing into the hole.

Imagine millions of liters of water poured daily into the hole, and it simply disappears.

It would seem that the rocks are solid. Even if the waterfalls’ powerful pressure finally crushed the rocks, there would be evidence.

People have thrown in all sorts of things to see if they pop up later in the lake. But, nothing has ever come back out.

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What is inside Devil’s Kettle?

It is a mystery that still eludes us.

Currently, scientists are trying to confirm that water travels underground and eventually appears within a lake. We still have not found an outlet for this hole.