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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

41001 W M-123, Paradise, Michigan 49768 USA

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“One of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi”

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.

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Reviewed by
Joel Schat

  • Photographer
  • 237 Reviews
  • 485 Helpful
September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0

Absolutely loved this park!! The upper falls especially are absolutely gorgeous! The lower falls have an awesome campground inside them and there is a boat you can take to an island inbetween the falls that is Very cool!

From a photographers perspective make sure to bring that ND cause you are gonna fall in love with the long exposures possible at this spot!

Highly recommend!

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
David Stacy

  • 134 Reviews
  • 91 Helpful
August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0

Although the upper falls are the scenic ones you see in all the pictures. It's the lower falls that are more fun as you can hike to them, walk around and wade in the waters.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Trekers.org

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
January 26, 2019
Rated 5.0

Consider visiting in the winter for some unique views, with fewer people and no bugs! Find out more at https://trekers.org/state-park-tahquamenon-falls/

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ShaKoz12

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
February 11, 2018
Rated 5.0

What a great place, Loved it! Beautiful place!!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jennifer

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 10, 2016
Rated 4.0

So beautiful, the falls are amazing, same with the hike that goes along with it.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jay

  • 15 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0

Great area. Short hike to the upper falls. It's a Michigan must.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
rachelle.demunck

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

More beautiful than Niagara Falls, in my opinion.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
AishaME

  • 4 Reviews
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August 09, 2020
Rated 5.0

One of the most serene and beautiful parks I have ever been to. You can hear the pines whispering! They have multiple campgrounds within the park so pay attention to where you are going as we went to the wrong one! We were in the Rivermouth campground and though they were not super private, we were at the end by the river and it was gorgeous. We rented kayaks from the park and kayaked to Lake Superior. It was pretty amazing. Nice rangers. Tons of birds and bears and moose on site (sadly we didn’t see). Both waterfalls, upper and lower, were perfect for my young family with dogs welcome and paved trails! There were more advanced options but we hiked both in one day. We liked the gift shop. There’s also a restaurant and brewery but it was too busy. We had great food and beer at The Inn in Paradise as well.

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Leslie Catt

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August 26, 2019
Rated 5.0

Breathtaking.

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

41001 W M-123
Paradise, Michigan
49768 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Good for bird watching, boating, and 9 more activities.

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  • Pets Allowed
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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