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

Eagle Eye Rapids

Eagle Eye State Natural Area - Views over the North Fork Bad Axe River

Took a big detour from the area I was camping in order to visit Eagle Eye Rapids, named so because they are within Eagle Eye State Natural Area. This one is far off the normal routes but it’s always interesting driving through remote areas of southwestern Wisconsin. This one is a bit hard to find … 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

Red Cedar Waterfall

Red Cedar Waterfall - Direct View

It’s now the 2nd weekend in June. COVID-19 restrictions have changed a bit and I was finally able to go camping for a proper socially-distanced weekend trip. First stop is to find the waterfall along the Red Cedar State Trail / Red Cedar River. I started from the large boat launch parking lot on County … Read more

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

Red River Falls

Red River Falls

Found this small “falls” by accident while leaving the Shawano area. You can find it directly east of the Red River Tavern on County Road A as the road crosses the Red River. Not a particularly spectacular natural feature but I can’t find either of these on the various waterfall sites I visit so I’m … Read more

Little Bull Falls (Shawano)

Little Bull Falls (Shawano) - Aerial photo with Mavic 2 Zoom

Spring was turning to summer and the COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing. Decided to make my way into the woods and away from people…or so I thought? Parking lot at Gilmer Falls was nearly full, tons of people taking advantage of the good weather and swimming & picnicking at the river today. Not surprising … Read more