Keshena Falls, Wisconsin

Keshena Falls probably doesn’t get the love it deserves. It’s not the most exciting of waterfalls. There’s not a massive drop, though the river is relatively wide.

I think sometimes, though, luck (or the correct timing) lead to something much more impressive than just a waterfall. I showed up at the falls pretty late in the evening. I had spent more time searching for other falls further upstream on the Wolf River without much luck. Keshena Falls is very easy to find, though, considering there’s a road named after it. At the point I arrived, the sun was about to set, and it cast a glow along the river that created this almost surreal, peaceful feeling. Nature was at its prime during this visit. The earth around me, the water flowing in front of me, all coalesced to lead to an almost transcendental moment that a picture cannot capture. So stop by and visit Keshena Falls, and just enjoy them for whatever they may be.


  1. The falls are found along WI-47/55. WI-47 and WI-55 split just a ways north from Keshena Falls.
  2. I was headed south on WI-47/55 from that intersection, and found the falls to my right. Keshena Falls Road takes you along a bridge over the falls, and you can view the falls from the left.
  3. If instead of crossing the bridge, you take an almost immediate left down a short dirt turnaround, you’ll be able to view the falls from the right, which I found to be the better perspective.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 20′
Length of Hike: roadside

Keshena Falls in June 2009

Where in the World is Keshena Falls?


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