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.
1) From Marquette, head toward Co. Rd. 550 (aka Hawley St. in Marquette), which can be accessed from 4th Street.
2) As you turn onto Co. Rd. 550 you’ll drive across a bridge over the Dead River. The waterfall is located right here. Parking is found on the opposite of the bridge from the falls, and then you can walk under the bridge to get a better view.
Where in the World is Tourist Park Falls?: map