Wisconsin is more than just dairy products. When you think of Wisconsin, you are more than likely to hear the word “cheese.” While Wisconsin is renowned for dairy products, it is also home to stunning scenery and some of the most breathtaking waterfalls. Take a look at 10 of the most beautiful waterfalls in Wisconsin that will have you ready to book your next vacation.
Read on for more detail about these natural wonders!
1. Cascade Falls
|Nearby Attractions:||St. Croix River|
|Animals to See:||Deer, Foxes|
A visit to Osceola isn’t complete without seeing Cascade Falls. It’s extremely accessible, and there are only a few hundred steps down before you reach the waterfall. Getting there doesn’t require a long hike. A stunning pool of water awaits at the bottom of this waterfall, which stands 25 feet high. From here, you can access the St. Croix River.
2. Long Slide Falls
|Long Slide Falls||Details|
|Nearby Attractions:||Long Slide Falls County Park|
|Animals to See:||Squirrels, Birds|
The 50-foot slide waterfall at Long Slide Falls is appropriately named. Strong currents of water cascade down rock formations beneath it. Some of the rocks can even be climbed, but you have to be careful as they are extremely slippery. Several vantage points are available from which to view the falls, including one near the parking lot and another that leads directly to the rocks.
3. Superior Falls
|Location:||Iron County, Wisconsin|
|Nearby Attractions:||Montreal River|
|Animals to See:||Beavers, Western Painted Turtles|
In Wisconsin, Superior Falls is an impressive waterfall that plunges 90 feet. As you approach the parking lot, you are greeted with an impressive view. The majority of people tend to flock there to get a glimpse of the scene. For a closer look, you can hike down to Lake Superior via a steep path. This provides a different vantage point from which to view the gorge walls as the water cascades down.
4. Lost Creek Falls
|Lost Creek Falls||Details|
|Nearby Attractions:||Lake Superior|
|Animals to See:||Raccoons, Minks|
Although Lost Creek Falls is small, the scenery more than makes up for its size. The water cascades down an eight-foot drop and continues to fall into a pool below as it falls once more. A lush forest surrounds the trail that leads to this waterfall, which is about two miles away. Once at the base, you’ll find an amazing open area that is the perfect place to take pictures.
5. Morgan Falls
|Nearby Attractions:||Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest|
|Animals to See:||Black Bears, Moose|
There is a 70ft waterfall called Morgan Falls in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. This waterfall is known for its steep cascade, which allows the water to return to a pool by zipping along the moss-covered rocks. There is a short one-and-a-half-mile trail to the waterfall along a bridge and boardwalk, making it very accessible.
6. Little Manitou Falls
|Little Manitou Falls||Details|
|Nearby Attractions:||Pattison State Park|
|Animals to See:||Rabbits, Wolves|
Located in Wisconsin, Little Manitou Falls has a split drop of 30 feet into the Black River. During the winter months, the falls reach great volumes due to snowmelt, and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding area. Little Manitou Falls’ “big brother” is the 165-ft-tall Big Manitou Falls, which cascades into a fog-filled canyon about a mile away. These two waterfalls are both spectacular and unique.
7. Potato River Falls
|Potato River Falls||Details|
|Nearby Attractions:||Iron County Park|
|Animals to See:||Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures|
The Potato River Falls is an absolutely breathtaking waterfall in Wisconsin. There are two sections, the upper and lower potato falls, which together have a height of 90 feet. Because the area around the falls is so large, exploring it is highly recommended. In addition to camping and picnic areas, the area also offers other recreational opportunities.
8. Willow Falls
|Nearby Attractions:||Willow River State Park|
|Animals to See:||Blue Jays, Woodpeckers|
Approximately 100 feet wide, Willow Falls has several drops, the largest being 15 feet. These falls are accessible by various trails, the shortest of which is about a quarter-mile long. A local dam once flooded Willow Falls, but thankfully, it has been restored to its natural state.
9. Copper Falls
|Location:||Ashland County, Wisconsin|
|Nearby Attractions:||Copper Falls State Park|
|Animals to See:||Northern Ravens, Canadian Warblers|
The Copper Falls is a multi-tiered waterfall in Wisconsin that has a drop of about 30ft and flows into the Bad River. In the middle of the river, there is a large rock that separates the falls. The best thing about Copper Falls State Park is that there are also two other waterfalls to see; Brownstone Falls and Red Granite Falls. There’s nothing better than seeing multiple waterfalls in Wisconsin all at once.
10. Amnicon Falls
|Location:||Douglas County, Wisconsin|
|Nearby Attractions:||Amnicon Falls State Park|
|Animals to See:||Coyotes, Porcupines|
One of the four waterfalls in this park is Amnicon Falls. There are four other falls in this park known as Upper and Lower Amnicon Falls, Snake Pit Falls, and the Now and Then Falls. The upper part of the Amnicon Falls only has a drop of about 15 feet, so it’s a great place for swimming. Additionally, the lower part of the falls is 15 feet in height but has a 30-foot slide.
Summary of 10 Breathtaking Waterfalls in Wisconsin:
|Name of Waterfall||Location in WI||Nearby Attraction||Animals to See|
|Amnicon Falls||Douglas County||Amnicon Falls State Park||Coyotes, Porcupines|
|Copper Falls||Ashland County||Copper Falls State Park||Northern Ravens, Canadian Warblers|
|Willow Falls||Hudson||Willow River State Park||Blue Jays, Woodpeckers|
|Potato River Falls||Gurney||Iron County Park||Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures|
|Little Manitou Falls||Superior||Pattison State Park||Rabbits, Wolves|
|Morgan Falls||Marengo||Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest||Black Bears, Moose|
|Lost Creek Falls||Cornucopia||Lake Superior||Raccoons, Minks|
|Superior Falls||Iron County||Montreal River||Beavers, Western Painted Turtles|
|Long Slide Falls||Pembine||Long Slide Falls County Park||Squirrels, Birds|
|Cascade Falls||Osceola||St. Croix River||Deer, Foxes|
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