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Most Beautiful Wisconsin Waterfalls

by Joe Dorish on 17/05/09 at 6:08 am

The beautiful waterfalls of Wisconsin.

Dave’s Falls

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Dave’s Falls is a scenic 16 foot high two tier waterfall located in Dave’s Falls County Park in northeastern Wisconsin just south of Amberg right off Highway 141. The Lower Falls pictured above drops some 10 feet while the Upper Falls pictured below drops some 6 feet.

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Strong Falls

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Strong Falls drops about 20 total feet along the Peshtigo River in northeastern Wisconsin in Goodman County Park which is about 15 miles west of Amberg right off Benson Lake Road.

Stephens Falls


Stephens Falls is located in southwestern Wisconsin in Governor Dodge State Park which can be reached along  Highway 23 about 3 miles north of Dodgeville.

Fonferek Falls

Fonferek Falls is formed where Bower Creek tumbles 25 feet over the Niagara Escarpment in Fonferek Glen County Park off Dutchman Road 4 miles south of Green Bay.

Big Manitou Falls

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Big Manitou Falls is located along the Black River in Pattison State Park 13 miles east of the city of Superior along State Route 35 in Douglas County. At 165 feet, Big Manitou Falls is easily the highest waterfall in Wisconsin and is believed to be the 4th highest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. The local Indians called the falls “Gitchee Manitou” because they could hear the voice of the Great Spirit inside the falls.

Little Manitou Falls


Also located in Pattison State Park is the 30 foot high Little Manitou Falls a bit upstream from the Big Manitou Falls. Though lacking the height of Big Manitou, this is a prettier waterfall if you ask me.

Morgan Falls


Morgan Falls is located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and accessible from a trail head located on FR 199, west of Mellen, Wisconsin. Morgan Falls is a long thin waterfall on a tributary of Morgan Creek as it tumbles down some 70 to 100 feet.

Potato River Falls


The Potato River Falls are located in a Iron county park in Gurney, Wisconsin at the end of Potato River Falls Road, west of Hwy 169. There is an Upper Potato and Lower Potato Falls and combined they drop some 90 feet.


Saxon Falls


Saxon Falls is located on the Montreal River right on the Wisconsin/Upper Peninsula Michigan border in Iron County, Wisconsin about 9 miles west of Ironwood. Since a dam was built in 1912 water above Saxon Falls has been diverted for hydroelectric power and today Northern States Power Co owns the dam. The total drop of Saxon Falls is some 90 feet. Read about another Hydroelectric Falls here.

Superior Falls


Superior Falls is located on the Montreal River not far above where the river empties into Lake Superior on the Wisconsin/Upper Peninsula Michigan border, off of Hwy 122 north of US 2. The falls are some 90 total feet high over several drops. Northern States Power Co operates a hydroelectric dam above Superior Falls but is required to keep at least a minimum amount of water flowing over the falls.

Copper Falls


Copper Falls is located in Copper Falls State Park along the Bad River and drops some 30 feet along two paths as it carves out a pretty gorge through the rocky terrain about 2 miles northeast of Mellen off State Highway 169.

Brownstone Falls


Brownstone Falls drops some 30 spectacular feet along the Tyler Fork of the Bad River and into the Bad River Gorge and is also located in Copper Falls State Park.


Willow Falls


Willow Falls is a quite scenic waterfall in Willow River State Park located 5 miles north of Hudson, Wisconsin on County Highway A. The falls are some 100 feet wide and drop 45 feet over several lovely steps.

Wequiock Falls


Wequiock Falls is located in Wequiock Falls County Park near Green Bay, Wisconsin off Van Lanen Road from Route 57. This is a pretty 25 foot high waterfall after a nice rain but can be just a trickle without the rainfall.

Long Slide Falls


Long Slide Falls drops some 50 feet dramatically through rocks along Sullivan Creek in Long Slide Falls County Park along US 8/141 a few miles north of Pembine, Wisconsin.

Amnicon Falls State Park

There are 3 waterfalls in this state park which is located 7 miles east of Superior, Wisconsin along Highway U.

Snake Pit Falls

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Lower Amnicom Falls


Big Smokey Falls


Big Smokey Falls is located on the Menominee Indian Reservation off Route 55, about 19 miles north of Shawano where the Wolf River drops some 20 feet in a pretty and interesting way.

Peterson Falls


Couple miles upriver from Saxon Falls on the Montreal River is the 25 foot high Peterson Falls.

For more great waterfalls see Most Beautiful Waterfalls in New York State.

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Betty Carew

May 17th, 2009

Joe these are awesome I didn’t realize that MOntreal had so many falls and I’ve been there on many ocassions. thanks for the tour, great article


May 17th, 2009

Sorry Joe I must be still asleep, don’t know what I was thinking of it is Montreal River lol. Anyway excellent article and spectacular falls.


May 17th, 2009

I think these may be favourites out of all of them so far!

Mr Ghaz

May 17th, 2009

Wonderful!..that was lovely waterfalls and spectacular piece..LOV it..nice pics too. well done and for this great stuff


May 17th, 2009

Another great and fascinating Waterfalls article.

Jo Oliver

May 17th, 2009

Fonferek Falls is simply astounding. Wow!

Annie Hintsala

May 17th, 2009

I had no idea there were so many falls in WI! Good write, I love this series.

Kate Smedley

May 18th, 2009

Loving the waterfalls, great article again!


May 18th, 2009

a spiritual treat, thnx for sharing

nobert soloria bermosa

May 18th, 2009

nice falls

Melody SJAL

May 18th, 2009

Amazing!You have a lot of lovely waterfalls there.


May 18th, 2009

terrific! i wish i could go and visit those falls. nice one


Sep 29th, 2010

One of the most informative bits I have seen and the visuals are Superb ! Thanks….


Jan 17th, 2011

great work!! are any of these easily assessable and or appropriate (public) for a wedding site?


Jul 23rd, 2011

thank u so much! i love this! i am so excited to see my first waterfall!!!

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