Perrot State Park

Perrot State Park - View across Trempeauleau Bay from atop Perrot Ridge

My final stop on the July 2019 road trip was at Perrot State Park in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. I have been camping here the past few nights and sadly didn’t have enough time to explore everything but can 100% guarantee it’s worth a visit. Lots to cover here so buckle up and join me on a … 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

Kinnikinnic State Park

Kinnikinnic State Park - Scenic Overlook of Kinnikinnic River Delta into St Croix River

More intermittent rain today but not enough precipitation to stop my plans. Next up was some hiking at Kinnikinnic State Park in River Falls, Wisconsin. To be honest I didn’t know much about this park before visiting but afterwards it’s easy to see why it’s a special place. From the far west parking area I … 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

Copper Falls State Park – Sunset & Astro

Copper Falls State Park - Astrophotography over Loon Lake

Home base for the past couple of days has been Copper Falls State Park.  I skipped them on this trip in favor of other destinations (see old posts here, don’t skip these if you’ve never visited before) but the weather did give me an opportunity for some fantastic night photography.  Clear Sky Charts confirm this … Read more

Foster Falls

Foster Falls

After spending lots of time driving & hiking to Copper Creek Falls my day was nearly over.  Still, I found just enough time to reach Foster Falls near Upson/Gurney, Wisconsin.  Overall this is fairly easy to reach via county forest roads and the hike is relatively short. The biggest challenge is jumping across several small … Read more

Morgan Falls / St Peters Dome

St Peter's Dome - Amazing view across the forest

One of the most popular destinations in the entire state (and for good reason) is a 2-for-1 waterfall and panoramic view found at Morgan Falls & St. Peter’s Dome.  I stopped here last year but it was still closed due to storm damage – this year everything has been restored. Several new wooden bridges at … Read more

Gile Falls

Gile Falls - Upper Falls Section

Quick stop but a surprisingly good one at Gile Falls in the very small mining neighborhood of Gile in Montreal, Wisconsin.  To be perfectly honest I’m not sure what parts of this area are private property or public (all the maps I find are in disagreement) but there are historic signs  for the Penokee Iron … Read more

Spring Camp Falls

Spring Camp Falls - Main falls view

One of the more remote waterfalls in Wisconsin can be found in Iron County at Spring Camp Falls.  Forest roads will get you most of the way, but the final “Falls Road” is combination sand box, swimming pool, and rocky road only accessible by 4×4 or quads.  Black flies were swarming today so I opted … Read more

Freeman Falls / Alexian Brothers Novitiate

Freeman Falls - View at middle of falls

Awoke this morning to some questionable weather – lots of thunderstorms in the area but very scattered in nature.  Packed up camp & headed out to my first stop at Freeman Falls. WARNING: PRIVATE PROPERTY I originally stopped here the day before (6/29) and found this was private property.  Notice the sunshine from these first … Read more