A few years ago, you wouldn’t have been able to see Tourist Park Falls. A dam existed at the place where the waterfall is now found, and the dam is no longer there. I guess it collapsed, and the waterfall that was present before the dam was built was again unleashed.
The waterfall that is now there, is a very calming waterfall, though not that large. It’s extremely easy to access though, which is a definite plus. It is found on the outskirts of Marquette near Northern Michigan University.
Update: The dam has been rebuilt, so you won’t be seeing much of Tourist Park Falls.
Directions (to Tourist Park):
- From Marquette, head toward Co. Rd. 550 (aka Hawley St. in Marquette), which can be accessed from 4th Street.
- As you turn onto Co. Rd. 550 you’ll drive across a bridge over the Dead River. The waterfall used to be located right here.
Length of Hike: not applicable
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Out of the many waterfalls we saw that weekend, this definitely was one of the easiest to get to. And it is a really nice little falls. On a warm day, I think it would be cool to sit on the rocks by the water with a book, or have a picnic. ^_^