Michigan Waterfalls

Okundekun Falls - Jonathan Katje

Michigan is blessed with more than 200 waterfalls, with all but one of them located in the Upper Peninsula. We’ve been lucky enough to visit many of them (there are 98 listed below) and are constantly searching for others. Below is an alphabetical list of what we consider the cream of the crop when it comes to Michigan waterfalls. Waterfalls that we have discovered that are on private property have been omitted, and in order to provide the most accurate directions possible we have only included falls we have personally visited on this list. Click on the highlighted links for longer, detailed posts about each waterfall. We’ve also included links to nearby non-waterfall attractions, to hopefully help you make the most of your visit to each area.

Agate Falls

Agate Falls
on the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River

near Trout Creek in Ontonagon County
40 feet

Alder Falls Top of Post Marquette County

Alder Falls
on Alder Creek

near Big Bay in Marquette County
30 feet
nearby: Big Bay Point Lighthouse, Thomas Rock Overlook 

Alger Falls Autumn Munising MI

Alger Falls
on Alger Creek
in Munising, Alger County
15 feet
nearby: Pictured Rocks Cruises, Munising Range Lights,
Glass Bottom Shipwreck ToursRiptide Ride, Miners Castle,
Munising Tourist Park Campground

Forest Lake Au Train Falls

Au Train Falls (Lower)
on the Au Train River
southwest of Munising, Alger County
10 feet

Au Train falls Upper better

Au Train Falls (Upper)
on the Au Train River
southwest of Munising, Alger County
40 feet

Big Erics Falls Skanee Michigan Waterfall

Big Eric’s Falls
on the Huron River
near Skanee, Baraga County
6 feet
nearby: Mt. Arvon (Michigan’s highest point)

Black River Falls Ishpeming Top of Post

Black River Falls
on Black River
near Ishpeming, Marquette County
30 feet
nearby: Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum, Da Yoopers Tourist Trap,
“Old Ish” Indian Statue, Cognition Brewing Company

Black Slate Falls

Black Slate Falls
on the Slate River
near Skanee, Baraga County
40 feet in total, multiple drops
nearby: Mt. Arvon (Michigan’s highest point)

Bonanza Falls Michigan 2020

Bonanza Falls (aka Greenwood Falls)
on the Big Iron River
in Silver City, Ontonagon County
10 feet
nearby: Lake of the Clouds, Summit Peak Overlook,
Nonesuch Mine Ruins, Ontonagon Lighthouse, Union Mine Trail

Bond Falls Ontonagon County 1

Bond Falls
on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River
near Paulding, Ontonagon County
50 feet

Bridalveil Falls Michigan

 Bridal Veil Falls
in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County
140 feet
nearby: Miners Castle, Log Slide Overlook,
Au Sable Point Lighthouse, Sand Point Marsh Trail

Burned Dam Meximine

 Burned Dam (Mex-i-min-e) Falls
on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River
near Watersmeet, Gogebic County
8 feet, multiple drops

Canyon Falls

 Canyon Falls
on the Sturgeon River
south of L’Anse, Baraga County
15 feet
nearby: Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

Canyon Falls Upper

 Canyon Falls (Upper)
on the Sturgeon River
south of L’Anse, Baraga County
15 feet
nearby: Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

Chapel Falls

Chapel Falls
on Section Thirty-Four Creek
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County
60 feet
nearby: Pictured Rocks CruisesMunising Range Lights,
Glass Bottom Shipwreck ToursRiptide Ride,
Miners Castle, Munising Tourist Park Campground

Chapel Falls Beach

Chapel Beach Falls
on Chapel Creek
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County
3 feet
nearby: Pictured Rocks CruisesMunising Range Lights,
Glass Bottom Shipwreck ToursRiptide Ride,
Miners Castle, Munising Tourist Park Campground

Chicagon Falls Feature Photo

 Chicagon Falls
on Chicagon Creek
near Crystal Falls, Iron County
20 feet
nearby: Bewabic State Park

Dead River Falls Marquette Michigan Middle

 Dead River Falls
on Dead River
in Marquette, Marquette County
90 feet (7 drops ranging from 3-20 feet each)
nearby: Marquette Ore Docks, Jacques Marquette Statue Ore Dock Brewing,
Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, Marquette Maritime Museum

Douglass Houghton Falls Michigan Waterfall

Douglass Houghton Falls
on Hammell Creek
in Lake Linden, Houghton County
110 feet
nearby: Quincy Dredge, Keweenaw National Historic Park,
Tamarack Stamp Mill Ruins

Eagle River Falls

Eagle River Falls
on Eagle River
in Eagle River, Keweenaw County
40 feet
nearby: Douglass Houghton Memorial, Great Sand Bay
The Jampot, Sand Hills Lighthouse

Elliot Falls Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Elliot (Miners Beach) Falls
in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County
6 feet
nearby: Pictured Rocks CruisesMunising Range Lights,
Glass Bottom Shipwreck ToursRiptide Ride,
Miners CastleMunising Tourist Park Campground

Falls River Middle Falls

Falls River Falls
on the Falls River
in L’Anse, Baraga County
50 + feet over several sections
nearby: Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

Fumee Falls

Fumee Falls
on Fumee Creek
near Iron Mountain, Dickinson County
25 feet
nearby: Norway Spring, Iron Mountain Iron Mine,
Ardis Furnace Ruins

Gabbro Falls

Gabbro Falls
on the Black River
near Bessemer, Gogebic County
40 feet
nearby: Big Powderhorn Ski Resort, 1st Avenue Railroad Bridge,
Ramsay Keystone Bridge

Black River Scenic Byway Gorge Falls

Gorge Falls
on the Black River
near Bessemer, Gogebic County
25 feet
nearby: Big Powderhorn Ski Resort1st Avenue Railroad Bridge,
Copper Peak Ski Hill

Granite Rapids Waterfall Bessemer

Granite Rapids
on the Black River
in Bessemer, Gogebic County
2 feet
nearby: Big Powderhorn Ski Resort1st Avenue Railroad Bridge,
Copper Peak Ski Hill

Great Conglomerate Falls Right Side

Great Conglomerate Falls
on the Black River
near Bessemer, Gogebic County
20 feet
nearby: Big Powderhorn Ski Resort1st Avenue Railroad Bridge,
Copper Peak Ski Hill

Greenstone Falls Porcupine Mountains

Greenstone Falls
on the Little Carp River
in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon County
6 feet
nearby: Union Mine Trail, Nonesuch Mine Ruins,
Summit Peak Overlook, Lake of the Clouds

Haven Falls Keweenaw

Haven Falls
on Haven Creek
near Lac LaBelle, Keweenaw County
15 feet
nearby: Bete Grise Beach, Mendota Lighthouse,
Delaware Copper Mine, Mohawk Stamp Mill Ruins

Haymeadow Falls Creek View Michigan

Haymeadow Falls
on Haymeadow Creek
near Rapid River, Delta County
3 feet
nearby: Peninsula Point Lighthouse

Horse race Rapids Michigan Crystal Falls

Horserace Rapids
on Paint River
near Crystal Falls, Iron County
nearby: Iron County Courthouse, Bewabic State Park

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls
in Munising, Alger County
20 feet
nearby: Pictured Rocks CruisesMunising Range Lights,
Glass Bottom Shipwreck ToursRiptide Ride,
Miners CastleMunising Tourist Park Campground

Lower Hungarian Falls Michigan Upper Peninsula

Hungarian Falls (Lower)
on Dover Creek
near Hubbell, Houghton County
50 feet
nearby: Tamarack Stamp Mill Ruins, Quincy Dredge,
Keweenaw National Historic Park

Middle Hungarian Falls

Hungarian Falls (Middle)
on Dover Creek
near Hubbell, Houghton County
20 feet
nearby: Tamarack Stamp Mill Ruins, Quincy Dredge,
Keweenaw National Historic Park

Upper Hungarian Falls Hancock Michigan

Hungarian Falls (Upper)
on Dover Creek
near Hubbell, Houghton County
20 feet
nearby: Tamarack Stamp Mill Ruins, Quincy Dredge,
Keweenaw National Historic Park

Interstate Falls Viewing Platform Montreal River Michigan

Interstate Falls
on the Montreal River
near Ironwood, Gogebic County
20 feet
nearby: Hiawatha, World’s Tallest Indian
Giant Stormy Kromer Hat, Copper Peak Ski Jump

Jacobs Falls Roadside Michigan Waterfall

Jacobs Falls
on Jacob’s Creek
near Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County
20 feet
nearby: The Jampot, Douglass Houghton Memorial,
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, Rathbone Schoolhouse

Kakabika Falls Michigan Upper Peninsula

Kakabika Falls
on the Cisco Branch of the Ontonagon River

near Marenisco, Gogebic County
20 feet over multiple drops

Laughing Whitefish Falls

Laughing Whitefish Falls
on the Laughing Whitefish River
near Chatham, Alger County
100 feet

Little Union Gorge Falls

Little Union Gorge Falls
on the Little Union River
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon County
25 feet
nearby: Union Mine TrailNonesuch Mine Ruins,
Summit Peak OverlookLake of the Clouds

Manabezho Falls June 2014

Manabezho Falls
on the Presque Isle River
near Wakefield, Gogebic County
25 feet
nearby: Union Mine TrailNonesuch Mine Ruins,
Summit Peak OverlookLake of the Clouds

Manganese Gorge Falls Copper Harbor

Manganese Falls
on Manganese Creek
in Copper Harbor, Keweenaw County
45 feet
nearby: Estivant Pines, Horseshoe Harbor
Copper Harbor Lighthouse, Fort Wilkins Historic State Park

Presque Isle Waterfall Hike Manido Falls West

Manido Falls
on the Presque Isle River
near Wakefield, Gogebic County
15 feet
nearby: Union Mine TrailNonesuch Mine Ruins,
Summit Peak OverlookLake of the Clouds

Memorial Falls Cover Photo Munising

Memorial Falls
in Munising, Alger County
40 feet
nearby: Pictured Rocks CruisesMunising Range Lights,
Glass Bottom Shipwreck ToursRiptide Ride,
Miners CastleMunising Tourist Park Campground

Miners Falls Pictured Rocks Day Hikes

Miners Falls
on Miners River
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County
40 feet
nearby: Pictured Rocks CruisesMunising Range Lights,
Glass Bottom Shipwreck ToursRiptide Ride,
Miners CastleMunising Tourist Park Campground

Misicot Falls Michigan Piers Gorge Whitewater Rafting

Misicot Falls
on the Menominee River
near Norway, Dickinson County
20 feet
nearby: Norway Viking Ship, Norway Spring,
Iron Mountain Iron Mine

Sand Point Charters Waterfall Montreal River Michigan

Montreal Falls
on the Montreal River
near LacLaBelle, Keweenaw County
10 feet
nearby: Mendota Lighthouse, Bete Grise Beach
Sand Point Charters

Unnamed Morgan Falls

Morgan Creek Falls
on Morgan Creek
in Marquette, Marquette County
20 feet
nearby: Marquette Ore DocksJacques Marquette Statue,
Ore Dock BrewingBlackrocks Brewery,
Marquette Harbor LighthouseMarquette Maritime Museum

Pictured Rocks 50th Anniversary Mosquito Falls

Mosquito Falls
on Mosquito Creek
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County
10 feet
nearby: Miners CastleLog Slide Overlook,
Au Sable Point LighthouseSand Point Marsh Trail

Munising Falls Pictured Rocks

Munising Falls
on Munising Creek
Munising, Alger County
50 feet
nearby: Pictured Rocks CruisesMunising Range Lights,
Glass Bottom Shipwreck ToursRiptide Ride,
Miners CastleMunising Tourist Park Campground

Nawadha Falls Porcupine Mountains

Nawadaha Falls
on the Presque Isle River
near Wakefield, Gogebic County
20 feet
nearby: Union Mine TrailNonesuch Mine Ruins,
Summit Peak OverlookLake of the Clouds

Nonesuch Falls Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Nonesuch Falls
on the Little Iron River
in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon County
12 feet
nearby: Union Mine TrailNonesuch Mine Ruins,
Summit Peak OverlookLake of the Clouds

Ocqueoc Falls Lower Peninsula

Ocqueoc Falls
on the Ocqueoc River
near Rogers City, Presque Isle County
15 feet over several drops
nearby: 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, Rockport State Park
World’s Largest Limestone Quarry

Ogemaw Falls

Ogemaw Falls
on Ogemaw Creek
near L’Anse, Baraga County
20 feet
nearby: Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

Okundekun Falls

O-Kun-De-Kun Falls
on the Baltimore River
near Bruce Crossing, Ontonagon County
15 feet

Okundekun Upper

O-Kun-De-Kun Falls (Upper)
on the Baltimore River
near Bruce Crossing, Ontonagon County
6 feet

Overlooked Falls Porcupine Mountains

Overlooked Falls
on the Little Carp River
in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon County
6 feet
nearby: Union Mine TrailNonesuch Mine Ruins,
Summit Peak OverlookLake of the Clouds

Pemene Falls Feature Photo

Pemene Falls
on the Menominee River
near Faithorn, Menominee County
5 feet
nearby: DeYoung Family Zoo

Potato Patch Falls

Potato Patch Falls
in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County
20 feet
nearby: Miners Castle, Au Sable Point Lighthouse

Black River Scenic Byway Potawatomi Falls

Potawatomi Falls
near Bessemer, Gogebic County
30 feet
nearby: Big Powderhorn Ski Resort1st Avenue Railroad Bridge,
Copper Peak Ski Hill

Powderhorn Falls Upper Bessemer Michigan

Powderhorn Falls (Upper)
on Powdermill Creek
near Bessemer, Gogebic County
5 feet
nearby: Big Powderhorn Ski Resort1st Avenue Railroad Bridge,
Copper Peak Ski Hill, Ramsay Keystone Bridge

Powderhorn Falls Michigan

Powderhorn Falls (Lower)
on Powdermill Creek
near Bessemer, Gogebic County
10 feet
nearby: Big Powderhorn Ski Resort1st Avenue Railroad Bridge,
Copper Peak Ski HillRamsay Keystone Bridge

Power Dam Falls L'Anse

Power Dam Falls
on Falls River
in L’Anse, Baraga County
3 feet
nearby: Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest, Mt. Arvon
Assinins Historical Site, Sand Point Lighthouse

L'anse Michigan Powerhouse Falls

Power House Falls
on Falls River
in L’Anse, Baraga County
15 feet
nearby: Shrine of the Snowshoe PriestMt. Arvon
Assinins Historical SiteSand Point Lighthouse

Quartzite Falls

Quartzite Falls
on the Slate River
near L’Anse, Baraga County
10 feet
nearby: Shrine of the Snowshoe PriestMt. Arvon
Assinins Historical SiteSand Point Lighthouse

Black River Rainbow Falls Michigan

Rainbow Falls
on the Black River
near Bessemer, Gogebic County
30 feet
nearby: Big Powderhorn Ski Resort1st Avenue Railroad Bridge,
Copper Peak Ski Hill

Spring Rapid River Falls

Rapid River Falls
on Rapid River
in Rapid River, Delta County
4 feet
nearby: Peninsula Point Lighthouse, Top of the Lake Scenic Byway

Reany Falls

Reany Falls
on Reany Creek
in Marquette, Marquette County
7 feet
nearby: Marquette Ore DocksJacques Marquette Statue,
Ore Dock BrewingBlackrocks Brewery,
Marquette Harbor LighthouseMarquette Maritime Museum

Redridge Dam Falls

Redridge Dam Falls
on the Salmon Trout River
near Houghton, Houghton County
8 feet
nearby: Chutes and Ladders Park, Historic Houghton Walking Tour,
Freda Stamp Mill Ruins, Houghton County Courthouse

Rock River Falls

Rock River Falls
on Rock River
near Chatham, Alger County
15 feet
nearby: Au Train Beach, Christmas

Root Beer Falls Michigan Wakefield

Root Beer Falls
on Planter Creek
near Wakefield, Gogebic County
6 feet
nearby: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park,
Peter Toth’s Nee-Gaw-Nee-Gaw-Bow Indian Woodcarving

Sable Falls Autumn Pictured Rocks

Sable Falls
on Sable Creek
in Grand Marais, Alger County
75 feet
nearby: Pickle Barrel House, Grand Marais Lights
Hemingway Fished Here (Fox River Campground)

Black River Scenic Byway Sandstone Falls

Sandstone Falls
on the Black River
near Bessemer, Gogebic County
15 feet
nearby: Big Powderhorn Ski Resort1st Avenue Railroad Bridge,
Copper Peak Ski Hill

Saxon Falls MI Lower

Saxon Falls (Lower)
on the Montreal River
near Ironwood, Gogebic County
15 feet
nearby: Giant Stormy Kromer Hat, Hiawatha the World’s Largest Indian

Saxon Falls Upper

Saxon Falls (Upper)
on the Montreal River
near Ironwood, Gogebic County
25 feet
nearby: Giant Stormy Kromer Hat, Hiawatha the World’s Largest Indian

Schweitzer Falls Cover Photo

Schweitzer Falls
on Schweitzer Creek
near Palmer, Marquette County
20 feet
nearby: K.I. Sawyer Air Force Planes

Scott Falls Munising Waterfalls

Scott Falls
on Scott Creek
near Au Train, Alger County
10 feet
nearby: Au Train BeachChristmas

Silver Creek Falls copy

Silver Creek Falls
on Silver Creek
near Ahmeek, Keweenaw County
6 feet
nearby: Douglass Houghton Memorial,
Keweenaw National Historical Park

Silver River Falls

Silver Falls
on the Silver River
near Skanee, Baraga County
20 feet
nearby: Shrine of the Snowshoe PriestMt. Arvon
Assinins Historical SiteSand Point Lighthouse

Silver River Falls Cover Photo Eagle Harbor

Silver River Falls
on the Silver River
near Copper Harbor, Keweenaw County
20 feet
nearby: Brockway Mountain, Copper Harbor Lighthouse
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, Estivant Pines

Slate River Falls Michigan

Slate River Falls
on the Slate River
near Skanee, Baraga County
25 feet
nearby: Shrine of the Snowshoe PriestMt. Arvon
Assinins Historical SiteSand Point Lighthouse

Spray Falls Vertical Pictured Rocks

Spray Falls
on Spray Creek
in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger County
70 feet
nearby: Log Slide Overlook, Au Sable Lighthouse
Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises, Riptide Ride

Sturgeon Falls Feature Photo Michigan Waterfall UP

Sturgeon Falls
on the Sturgeon River
in the Ottawa National Forest, Baraga County
25 feet
nearby: Sand Point Lighthouse, Assinins Historic Site
Hanka Homestead Museum, Sturgeon River Sloughs

Superior Falls

Superior Falls
on the Montreal River
near Ironwood, Gogebic County
65 feet
nearby: Giant Stormy Kromer Hat, Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill
Hiawatha, “World’s Tallest Indian”

Upper Tahquamenon Falls Header

Tahquamenon (Upper) Falls
on the Tahquamenon River
in Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Luce County
50 feet
nearby: Crisp Point Lighthouse, Two Hearted River
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Lighthouse

Tahquamenon Lower Falls

Tahquamenon (Lower) Falls
on the Tahquamenon River
in Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Chippewa County
20 feet
nearby: Crisp Point LighthouseTwo Hearted River
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Lighthouse

Tannery Falls

Tannery Falls
on Tannery Creek
in Munising, Alger County
40 feet
nearby: Miners Castle, Riptide Ride
Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises, Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours

10 Foot Falls Feature Photo Eagle River

Ten Foot Falls
on the Eagle River
in Eagle River, Keweenaw County
10 feet
nearby: Douglass Houghton Memorial, Sand Hills Lighthouse
The Jampot, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Tibbets Falls

Tibbets Falls
on the Sturgeon River
in Covington Township, Baraga County
10 feet
nearby: Alberta Sawmill and Village, Shrine of the Snowshoe Priest

Tioga Rest Stop Falls

Tioga Falls (US-41/M28 Rest Area)
on Tioga River
near Covington, Baraga County
5 feet
nearby: Alberta Sawmill and VillageShrine of the Snowshoe Priest

Tobacco Falls Feature Photo Michigan Waterfall

Tobacco Falls
on Tobacco Creek
near Mohawk, Keweenaw County
2 feet
nearby: Mohawk Stamp Mill Ruins and Historic Gay Schoolhouse,
Bete Grise (Mendota) Lighthouse, Keweenaw Snow Gauge

Victoria Dam Waterfall Ontonagon Michigan

Victoria Dam Falls
on the Ontonagon River
near Rockland, Ontonagon County
40 feet
nearby: Old Victoria Historic Site, Ontonagon Lighthouse

Wagner Falls

Wagner Falls
on Wagner Creek
in Munising, Alger County
25 feet
nearby: Miners CastleRiptide Ride
Pictured Rocks Boat CruisesGlass Bottom Shipwreck Tours

Warner Falls

Warner Falls
on Warner Creek
in Palmer, Marquette County
20 feet
nearby: K.I. Sawyer Air Force Planes

Whitefish Falls Trenary Michigan

Whitefish Falls
on the West Branch of the Whiefish River
near Trenary, Alger County
nearby: Gladstone LighthouseK.I. Sawyer Air Force Planes

Wyandotte Falls Full View

Wyandotte Falls
on the Misery River
near Twin Lakes State Park, Houghton County
10 feet
nearby: Ontonagon Lighthouse, Old Victoria Museum Town
Freda Stamp Mill Ruins, Redridge Dam

Marquette Yellow Dog Falls

Yellow Dog Falls
on the Yellow Dog River
near Big Bay, Marquette County
20 feet
nearby: Big Bay Point Lighthouse, Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook
Sugarloaf Mountain, Superior Dome

Yondota Falls Feature Photo

Yondota Falls
on the Presque Isle River
near Marenisco, Gogebic County
8 feet
nearby: Ramsay Keystone Bridge, Lake Gogebic State Park
Big Powderhorn Ski Area, Peter Wolf Toth Indian Woodcarving

 




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