Waupaca Falls

Waupaca Falls - View from right side of Water Street bridge

Rounding out my day trip in early June was a late-afternoon visit to Waupaca Falls which is of course located in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Access is extremely easy – just find the bridge crossing the Waupaca River on Water Street and look over the side. Nearby is an informational kiosk with a short history of how … Read more

Keller Lake Falls

Keller Lake Falls - Direct falls view from below

Wrapping up my day trip I headed to…a lake to find a waterfall? Doesn’t sound right but in the remote town of Marion, Wisconsin is where you can find Keller Lake Falls. Access is extremely easy by driving right up to a small bridge on the Keller Lake Park road and parking the car. The … Read more

Duncan Creek Rapids

Duncan Creek Rapids - Upstream view from bridge at Columbia Street

Another quick stop in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin at Duncan Creek Rapids. This one is very easy to access right from the bridge on Columbia Street just off WI-124.  The downstream views aren’t very exciting but there are smaller riffles for quite some distance. Upstream of the bridge is the real feature – several substantial rapids … Read more

Lake of the Falls

Lake of the Falls - Main falls views

Plans today went sideways in a hurry.  Intended to camp at Beaver Lake near Marengo but the black flies were overwhelming.  Spent lots of time driving in search of campsites and ended up at Copper Falls State Park ecstatic they had one open site left.  Rain would take over in the evening but I’ll save … Read more

Armstrong Creek Rapids

Armstrong Creek Rapids

Last stop of the day is at Armstrong Creek Rapids, a smaller feature but significant for the conservation and historical aspects.  Seen here is Red Bridge, one of few remaining pony truss bridges, and a structure on both Wisconsin & National Historic Registers. Red Bridge itself no longer spans across Old 101 road – that … Read more

Merrimac Ferry

Merrimac Ferry - Crossing Lake Wisconsin

Leaving Parfreys Glen we took the free Merrimac Ferry across Lake Wisconsin.  Weather was nearly perfect with some sun & fluffy clouds.  The water is very deep & dark blue in color here. Nearby you can see the old railroad bridge that crosses the lake/river.  Not much time to take photos but it was a … Read more

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam - Front/Side View

Back in Vegas for the final full day of exploration.  Decided to visit the engineering marvel that is the Hoover Dam and take the tours.  Parking at the free lots above the dam I walked across and like most tourists stopped first to stand across the Nevada-Arizona border. Outside the structures are several art pieces … Read more

Veterans Falls

Veterans Falls

Temperatures were colder than expected last night.  I had no issue waking early and breaking down camp to get my adventures started.  First stop was at Veterans Memorial Park near Crivitz, Wisconsin to see 3 falls in one single park. TONS of wild turkeys in Marinette county.  This group was right on the entrance road … Read more

Strong Falls

Strong Falls - Main Falls View

Just a short drive upstream from McClintock Falls on the Peshtigo River is another amazing waterfall called Strong Falls. Access is extremely easy via Goodman Park – drive up the gravel entrance road, park in one of several small parking lots, and walk through the grass park to the falls. If you are interested in … Read more

McClintock Falls

McClintock Falls - Views Over the Peshtigo River

Last night at Gov. Thompson SP was colder & wetter than expected, had to sleep in the car for a bit to stay warm.  On the bright side I was wide awake at sunrise and ready for adventure.  First stop was McClintock Park in Marinette County in search of McClintock Falls. Several large wooden arch foot … Read more