Mill Pond Spillway

Mill Pond Spillway - Angle View

Last stop on my short weekend trip is just south of Grant Park on the Oak Creek Parkway at a small man-made “waterfall” (spillway) called Mill Pond Spillway. Not much fanfare at this location – only one small historical sign entitled “Millstones from Fowle Mill” detailing how the millpond was created to power the grist … Read more

Trout Falls

Trout Falls - Main falls view from south side of river

Last stop of the night is at Trout Falls, found on the Fort McCoy Army base in between Sparta and Tomah, Wisconsin. I failed to locate this one in 2019 but luckily with some new info it was a piece of cake. Started by parking on the shoulder off W F Street and walking the … Read more

Douglas Mill Pond Spillway

Douglas Mill Pond Spillway - View from below wading in Douglas Creek

I mostly try to visit only naturally-occurring waterfalls but today I’m making a quick stop in Melrose, Wisconsin to see the Douglas Mill Pond Spillway. Access from above is very easy – simply park near the intersection at Mill Street and Hogg Street and walk over the bridge. Not the ideal viewing spot but you … Read more

Devil’s Punchbowl

Devil's Punchbowl - Large Waterfall

Just down the road from Tripp Falls is another amazing waterfall within the Devil’s Punchbowl Nature Preserve. This area is managed by the Landmark Conservancy (which the Western Wisconsin Land Trust was integrated into) and is open to the public. Another dedication plaque found at the parking area labeling this Devil’s Punchbowl Scientific Study Area. … Read more

Tripp Falls

Tripp Falls – View from below the falls

Continuing a run of waterfalls all within Dunn County today and my next stop is at Tripp Falls. Access is not very clear-cut but is relatively easy if you know where it’s at. Start by parking off the shoulder of the road to begin your hike up the creek/drainage. Just a few feet down the … Read more

Baird Creek Waterfall

Baird Creek - Upper & larger of the two falls in this area

Re-visiting Baird Creek county park in Green Bay, Wisconsin because according to multiple sources I missed the larger waterfall on my first trip in autumn 2018. This time I parked further east on Baird Creek Road near the I-43 overpass. Trails are clearly marked with “No Trespassing” signs at the railroad bridge crossing the creek … Read more

East Bluff Falls

Devil's Lake State Park - East Bluff Falls

Weather forecasts today were calling for 100% guaranteed rain all day with accumulation around 1″ so naturally I thought it would be perfect to explore Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Turns out this was a great strategy as the usual massive summertime crowds were nowhere to be found. Hiking conditions were less than … Read more

North Bend Falls

North Bend Falls

On the final day of my long July trip across Wisconsin I started at North Bend Falls. View are accessible directly from Hwy 54 in the town of North Bend but the falls are on private property. Here’s a closer angled view of the falls. Not sure how far Mill Creek drops exactly but looks … Read more

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

Polly Falls [FAILED]

Polly Falls [FAILED]

Purposely failed vising Polly Falls in the Black River Falls, WI area just to see what I could find. As I suspected everything is posted “private property” and there is no formal public access available. Maps confirm there is no public access other than by Robinson Creek or maybe Stony Creek which would require wading, … Read more