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

Trout Falls [FAILED]

Pine View Campground - Fail at trying to locate Trout Falls

Attempted and failed to locate Trout Falls. Guides said it is nearby or within Fort McCoy. I stopped & asked permission at the Pine View Campground and they directed me to the dam at the south end of Squaw Lake. Sadly all I found at Squaw Creek was a small little row of rocks and … 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

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

Old Abe Rapids

Old Abe Rapids

Starting off the morning’s adventures and passed through Jim Falls, Wisconsin which has some huge rapids visible right from the road. I parked near this old abandoned bridge over the Chippewa River for a closer look. Directly below the bridge is a huge boulder field stretching hundreds of yards, maybe even a mile or more. … Read more

Rock Cut Dam & Swimming Falls

Swimming Falls - Looking over the falls from upstream

Back on the hunt for waterfalls at Rock Dam County Park & Campground near the remote small town of Willard, Wisconsin.  According to my notes this should be accessible through the campground. Nobody was available that day so I went around to Rock Cut Dam first to check for public access. Some excellent views of … Read more

The Dells Mill & Museum

The Dells Mill & Museum

Made a quick stop in Augusta, Wisconsin to see The Dells Mill & Museum, a historic site and a top scenic destination in the state. Built in 1864 as a grist mill it was in continuous operation until as recent as 1968. Sadly I arrived too late for any tours or views inside the museum … Read more

Eau Galle Spillway

Eau Galle Spillway

Another quick stop for my checklist at Eau Galle Spillway. Not really interested much in man-made “waterfalls” but since I wasn’t far away I decided to make the drive just for laughs. Access is very easy via Eau Galle Park which is just a small roadside stop that time has forgotten and looks to be … Read more

Falls City Falls

Falls City Falls

Checking off another waterfall on my list at Falls City Falls but doesn’t feel right typing that. This one is like 99% failure built-in since it’s surrounded by private property. From the bridge over Muddy Creek you can see a few small rapids but not much more. Through the trees you can see the falls … Read more

Lake Wissota Rapids

Lake Wissota Rapids

Today was a bit less eventful due to the long drive & strong thunderstorms but I still squeezed in a few neat places.  First one was at Lake Wissota Rapids in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Access is quite easy through the Chippewa County Riverview Reserve / Area 178 nature park trails. Alongside the trail are some … Read more