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

Grafton Falls

Grafton Falls - View from Falls Road bridge

North of Milwaukee in the suburb of Grafton is a very easily accessible waterfall called Grafton Falls (previously also Milwaukee Falls – shocking, right?). Anyways you can find it at the intersection on Falls Road where it crosses the Milwaukee River. There are several historical markers and signs nearby detailing how there used to be … Read more

Secret Falls

Secret Falls

“Secret?,” you say. “Doesn’t look like a secret if you are posting online!” After much discussion with other waterfall enthusiasts I have decided to keep the location of this place secret, however I will share the photos and some information on the journey. I am doing this because the ecosystem of this area is very … Read more

Black River Falls – Hwy K Rapids

Black River Falls - Hwy K Rapids - Aerial view of largest drop looking downstream

Time to start making my way slowly towards home on this fantastic Sunday morning in mid-June. While on the road I crossed a bridge and immediately pulled off because I think I spotted something in the river below. Could it be an unknown waterfall? GPS wasn’t working and frankly I was tired so it wasn’t … 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

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