A photo of the waterfall
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The Devil's Kettle is the name given to a waterfall and underground river located in Judge C.R. Magney State Park on Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior, just a few miles south of the Canadian border.
It is believed the water rejoins the main channel of the river or has a separate outlet into Lake Superior, but it has never been located. Researchers have dropped brightly colored dyes, ping pong balls, and other objects into the Devil's Kettle without result. There is even a legend that someone pushed a car into the fissure, but given that the Devil's Kettle is wholly inaccessible by road, most commentators dismiss this as hyperbole.
The Brule River flows through the park, dropping 800 feet in eight miles as it carves its way toward the lake. At Devil’s Kettle Falls, a "thick knuckle of rhyolite" (a volcanic rock) splits the river in two. One side streams over the rocks like a normal waterfall, but no one knows where the second half of the river, which drops into a deep hole, ends up. (smithsonianmag.com)
- Not only is the outlet unknown, but there is currently no satisfactory geological explanation for the Devil's Kettle. Certainly riverbed potholes are known to form from rocks and grit swirling in an eddy with such force that they eventually drill a vertical shaft in the bedrock. How the flow is conducted away laterally, however, remains enigmatic.
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