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41382 W. M 123 Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Paradise, MI 49768 Approximate Size: 46179 (Acres)
Phone Number: (906) 492-3415 Unit Map
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Boat RentalCross Country Ski
FishingHiking
HuntingPaddling
SnowmobilingWatchable Wildlife
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Boat LaunchCabins & Lodges
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Group Use AreaModern Restrooms
Picnic AreaPicnic Shelter
PlaygroundRustic Site
Sanitation Station
Tahquamenon Falls-Group Use Area
(906) 492-3415
50 site(s), $2.00/person
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Tahquamenon Falls-Lodge
(906) 492-3415
1 site(s), $110/night
Electrical Service
 
Tahquamenon Falls-Pines Camper Cabin
(800) 447-2757
1 site(s), $65/Night
 
Tahquamenon Lower Falls-Modern
(800) 447-2757
188 site(s), $23/$21/($16 semi modern-off season rate)
Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service
 
Tahquamenon Rivermouth Pines/Semi-Modern/Rustic
(800) 447-2757
36 site(s), $16/$12
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Tahquamenon Rivermouth-Modern
(800) 447-2757
72 site(s), $23/$21
Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service
 
Tahquamenon-Clark Lake Loop
Trail Length: 5.60 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Tahquamenon-Emerson Trail
Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Tahquamenon-Giant Pines Trail
Trail Length: 3.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Tahquamenon-Nature Trail
Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Tahquamenon-River Trail
Trail Length: 4.00 (Miles)
Hiking
 
Tahquamenon-Wilderness Loop
Trail Length: 7.40 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
The centerpiece of Tahquamenon Falls State Park's 50,000 acres is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi has a drop of nearly 50 feet, more than 200 feet across and a water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second. Come see us at the Tahquamenon Falls Visitor Center.

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The area is home to miles of snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing pathways and a host of winter fun.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. Although not as dramatic as the Upper Falls, they are equally magnificent. The falls can be viewed from the river bank or from the island, which can be reached by rowboat rented from a park concession. The island walk affords a view of the falls in the south channel.

This is the land of Longfellow's Hiawatha - "by the rushing Tahquamenaw" Hiawatha built his canoe. Long before the white man set eyes on the river, the abundance of fish in its waters and animals along its shores attracted the Ojibwa Indians, who camped, farmed, fished and trapped along its banks. In the late 1800's came the lumber barons and the river carried their logs by the millions to the mills. Lumberjacks, who harvested the tall timber, were among the first permanent white settlers in the area.

Rising from springs north of McMillan, the Tahquamenon River drains the watershed of an area of more than 790 square miles. From its source, it meanders 94 miles before emptying into Whitefish Bay. The amber color of the water is caused by tannins leached from the Cedar, Spruce and Hemlock in the swamps drained by the river. The extremely soft water churned by the action of the falls causes the large amounts of foam, which has been the trademark of the Tahquamenon since the days of the voyager.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Tahquamenon Falls State Park

 
 

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