Waterfalls Attractions in Northern Wisconsin
Exploring waterfalls is a great adventure for everyone in the entire family and there are many waterfalls to explore around the area! The Cable Area is also referred to as “The Great Divide” a term used to describe that this is the point where waters split and either run south to the Mississippi or north to Lake Superior.
Every Wisconsin waterfall offers different scenery and terrain. Copper Falls State Park named after the copper colored water cascading down brownstone rocks has lime stone pathways directly from the parking lot through the park allowing easier access for those with limited mobility.
St. Peters Dome, the 1,600 granite dome is the highest point in the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest. On a clear day you can see Lake Superior, 20 miles to the north. Morgan Falls at St. Peters Dome cascades 70 feet off a rock cliff to a small shaded pool. Morgan Falls is rated amongst the tallest waterfalls in the State of Wisconsin. Morgan Falls is a ½ mile hike from the parking lot and an additional 1 mile hike to the top of St. Peters Dome.
Pack a picnic and go enjoy the natural beauty of the Northern Wisconsin waterfalls!
Wisconsin’s Highest Waterfalls
Big Manitou Falls Douglas County: 165ft.
Morgan Falls Ashland County: 80-100ft.
Superior Falls Iron County: 90ft.
Potato Falls Iron County: 90ft.
Saxon Falls Iron County: 90ft.
Copper Falls Ashland County: 40ft.
Peterson Falls Iron County: 35ft.
Brownstone Falls Ashland County: 30ft.
Little Manitou Falls Douglas County: 30ft.
Foster Falls Iron County: 25ft.
Some of the most spectacular waterfalls are located along the south shore of Lake Superior in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron Counties. State and county parks usually provide public access, although private property border some of the falls. Please stay on established trails and take caution at water’s edge. Some locations are remote and require hiking across difficult terrain.