Amnicon Falls #3, Wisconsin

There are at least four named waterfalls in Amnicon Falls State Park, but there are numerous other waterfalls along the various rivers and creeks meandering there.  One of those waterfalls is described here.  The main set of named waterfalls (including Upper and Lower Falls) is not difficult to visit, but some of the other falls in the park are a little more “hidden.”

By “hidden”, I mean that they may not be marked, and it may take just a little bit of exploring to find them.  On the day I visited in May, it was actually snowing and was surprisingly chilly, but I put up with the cold to find these falls.  This particular falls might be easier to identify because it appears as if there are the remnants of an old bridge on either side of the falls.  I believe the falls are near Snake Pit Falls, so look around there if you are unsure.  It’s a really great state park to explore.

Directions:
1) From Duluth/Superior, head east on US-2.
2) Just after the intersection of US-2 with WI-53, you’ll notice a sign indicating that Amnicon Falls State Park is coming very soon.
3) At the sign indicating the park, turn left onto County Road U.
4) After a very short distance on County Road U, you will find the entrance for the state park. Stop and purchase a day pass if you need one. The ranger at the visitor’s center was extremely helpful at directing me to the falls and telling me how to get to Pattison State Park.
5) Right near the visitor center, you can head right down a rather narrow park road to the end of the road, where you’ll find a parking area just a few feet from the river. For this falls, I believe you need to cross the Amnicon River at some point.  If I remember correctly, it is near Snake Pit Falls, so head in that direction.

Accessibility: 9/10 (more for the confusing loop of trails than anything else)

Where in the World is Amnicon Falls #3?: map

A waterfall in Amnicon Falls State Park in May 2010

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