Lost Falls

Lost Falls - Black River Falls, WI

Another relatively easy waterfall in the Black River Falls area is Lost Falls. This can be located by following the large “Lost Falls Campground” signs on the main highways. The trail head is found right off Sunnyvale Road. Be sure to park cautiously on the shoulder and be considerate to other drivers & the campground. … Read more

Perry Creek Rapids

Perry Creek Rapids - View below the falls

The area surrounding Black River Falls seem to be abundant with rapids and waterfalls. My next stop at Perry Creek Recreation Area is a unique and smaller park that doesn’t seem to get much traffic. Access to Perry Creek is quite easy on a short and well maintained hiking trail. You will quickly come to … Read more

Ni-ho-kha-wa-ne-ey-ja

Ni-ho-kha-wa-ne-ey-ja

While still in the Black River Falls area I noticed the map was showing a water feature just below the dam in the downtown area labeled “Ni-ho-kha-wa-ne-ey-ja”, a Winnebago name which had me intrigued. Searching online, Google books shows an excerpt of this book giving the translation “where the black water goes over the rocks”. … Read more

Pattison State Park

Pattison State Park - Little Manitou Falls

After taking the scenic route around WIS-13 and getting lost once or twice, I arrived at Pattison State Park where I camped for two nights.  The park was fairly empty due to recent strong storms that caused great damage in this area a few weeks prior, but the campgrounds themselves were in excellent shape.  Most … Read more