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Wisconsin's Scenic Waterfalls

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Some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Wisconsin are located along the south shore of Lake Superior in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron Counties; and in Marinette County on the western shore of Green Bay. Falls are also found in Brown, Florence and Price Counties.

This list is not complete, but it includes some of the most spectacular and charming waterfalls in Wisconsin. State and county parks usually provide public access, although private property borders some of the falls. Access to remote locations may be difficult across rough terrain.

Wisconsin's Ten Highest Waterfalls
Name County Height  
1. Big Manitou Falls Douglas 165 ft
2. Morgan Falls Ashland 80-100 ft
3. Superior Falls Iron 90 ft
4. Potato Falls Iron 90 ft
5. Saxon Falls Iron 90 ft
6. Copper Falls Ashland 40 ft
7. Peterson Falls Iron 35 ft
8. Brownstone Falls Ashland 30 ft
9. Little Manitou Falls Douglas 30 ft
10. Foster Falls Iron 25 ft
 

Amnicon Falls
This waterfall drops in a graceful cascade into the Amnicon River. Enjoy camping, hiking, nature trails and fishing in the park.
About 10 miles SE of Superior in Amnicon Falls State Park, Douglas County.
Big Falls
About 10 miles S of Kennan on the Jump River, Price County.
Big Manitou Falls
Wisconsin's highest fall rumbles 165 feet into the Black River. Spectacular scenic overlooks, camping, hiking, nature trails, swimming, boating and fishing are all available nearby.
About 13 miles S of Superior in Pattison State Park, Douglas County.
Brownstone Falls
This waterfall drops 30 feet into the Tyler Forks River. Enjoy camping, boating, swimming, fishing, nature trails and concessions in the park.
In Copper Falls State Park about 5 miles N of Mellen. Ashland County.
Bull Falls
About 1/2-mile east of Amberg on the Pike River, Marinette County.
Copper Falls
Copper Falls drops 40 feet into the Bad River. Camping, boating, swimming, fishing, nature trails and concessions are available in the park.
In Copper Falls State Park about 5 miles N of Mellen, Ashland County.
Dave's Falls
The park offers a great picnic area, restroom facilities and playground.
About 1/2-mile S of Amberg off Hwy 141 on the Pike River in Dave's Falls County Park, Marinette County.
Fonferek Falls
This waterfall was created by Bower Creek tumbling 25 feet down the Niagra Escarpment. Enjoy a limestone- walled gorge with a stone archway.
Four miles S of Green Bay at Fonferek Glen County Park, Brown County.
Foster Falls
Foster Falls drops 25 feet into the Potato River. This is a remote location.
Five miles N of Upson, Iron County.
Gile Falls
A walking trail connects a snowmobile bridge crossing the top of this waterfall, with a scenic overlook near the road. Gile Falls drops about 15 feet into the West Fork of the Montreal River. This is an Iron County Heritage Site.
About 2 miles SW of Hurley in the town of Gile, Iron County.
Kimball Falls
Enjoy the picnic area and rustic pavilion in the park on the Montreal River.
About 5 miles NW of Hurley in Kimball Town Park, Iron County.
La Salle Falls
On the Pine River about 9 miles S of Florence, Florence County.
Lake of the Falls
The falls drop 10 feet into the Turtle River. Enjoy picnic facilities, rustic camping and a boat landing with access to the Turtle Flowage via the Turtle River. This is an Iron County Heritage Site.
About 6 miles W of Mercer in Lake of the Falls County Park, Iron County.
Little Manitou Falls
Little Manitou Falls drop 30 feet into the Black River, 13 miles S of Superior. The falls are split and very scenic. Enjoy camping, hiking, nature trails, swimming, boating and fishing in the park.
The highlight of Pattison State Park, Douglas County.
Long Slide Falls
This scenic waterfall drops about 50 feet through the rocks. You may hike from here to Smalley Falls, about 1/2-mile NW along the Pike River.
About 4 to 5 miles NE of Pembine on the Pike River, Marinette County.
McClintock Falls
This waterfall is a series of rapids with bridges for exceptional views.
About 15 miles W of Amberg on the Peshtigo River, in McClintock Park, Marinette County.
Morgan Falls
This waterfall drops into an unnamed tributary of Morgan Creek.
West of Mellen in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Ashland County.
Orienta Falls
At the Orienta Dam on the Iron River, Bayfield County.
Peterson Falls
These picturesque falls drop 35 feet into the Montreal River. This is a remote location requiring hiking with map and compass.
About a mile N of Hurley, Iron County.
Piers Gorge
On the Menomonee River about 9 miles N of Pembine, Marinette County.
Potato River Falls
This waterfall is one of the highest and most picturesque in Iron County, dropping 90 feet into the Potato River. Enjoy picnic sites and rustic camping in the park.
About 30 miles W of Hurley in a town park, Iron County.
Rice Lake Falls
The falls drop 10 feet into the Turtle River in a series of rapids. This is a remote location.
About 3 miles NW of Mercer, Iron County.
Rock Cut Falls
The 15-foot falls can be viewed from a former railroad bridge on the "Ironhorse" ATV and snowmobile trail. It is one of the prettiest spots in Iron County. This is a remote location accessible by ATV or mountain bike.
About 3 miles W of Hurley on the Montreal River, Iron County.
Saxon Falls
Saxon Falls is three miles upstream from Superior Falls on the Montreal River in Iron County.
Iron County.
Shay's Dam Falls
This waterfall drops 15 feet into the Turtle River. A fine picnic area.
About 6 miles NE of Mercer, Iron County.
Siskiwit Falls
About 1 mile E of Cornucopia on the Siskiwit River, Bayfield County.
Slough Gundy
About 16 miles W of Phillips on the South Fork of the Flambeau River, Price County.
Spring Camp Falls
This waterfall drops 20 feet into the Montreal River. This is a remote location.
About 7 miles S of Hurley, Iron County.
Strong Falls
Enjoy the Picturesque park on the Peshtigo River, with camping facilities, picnic area and playground.
About 15 miles W of Amberg in Goodman Park, Marinette County.
Superior Falls
One of the highest waterfalls in the area, Superior Falls drops 90 feet into the Montreal River near its mouth on Lake Superior. An Iron County Heritage Site.
View from 1 mile E of Saxon Harbor just across the Michigan state line, Iron County.
Twelve Foot Falls
The park, on the Pike River, offers camping and picnic areas, trout fishing and scenic beauty. A five-minute walk through the camping area brings you to Eight Foot Falls. About a mile north of the park you can visit Eighteen Foot Falls.
About 8 miles SW of Pembine at Twelve Foot Falls County Park, Marinette County.
Upson Falls
This small waterfall is a delight. Picnic area, pavillion, camping and children's play area are all available.
In the Upson Community Park, Iron County.
Veteran's Falls
The park, on the Thunder River, has a wooden bridge, camping and picnicking facilities.
About 10 miles W of Crivitz in Veteran's Memorial Park, Marinette County.
Wren Falls
The falls drop 15 feet into the Tyler Forks. Fishing and primite camping available. This is a remote location.
About 5 miles NW of Upson, Iron County.

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