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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

41001 W M-123, Paradise, Michigan 49768 USA

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“One of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi”

Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. Although not as dramatic as the Upper Falls, they are equally magnificent. The falls can be viewed from the river bank or from the island, which can be reached by rowboat rented from a park concession. The island walk affords a view of the falls in the south channel.

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Joel Schat

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September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0

Absolutely loved this park!! The upper falls especially are absolutely gorgeous! The lower falls have an awesome campground inside them and there is a boat you can take to an island inbetween the falls that is Very cool!

From a photographers perspective make sure to bring that ND cause you are gonna fall in love with the long exposures possible at this spot!

Highly recommend!

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David Stacy

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August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0

Although the upper falls are the scenic ones you see in all the pictures. It's the lower falls that are more fun as you can hike to them, walk around and wade in the waters.

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January 26, 2019
Rated 5.0

Consider visiting in the winter for some unique views, with fewer people and no bugs! Find out more at

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February 11, 2018
Rated 5.0

What a great place, Loved it! Beautiful place!!

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October 10, 2016
Rated 4.0

So beautiful, the falls are amazing, same with the hike that goes along with it.

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June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0

Great area. Short hike to the upper falls. It's a Michigan must.

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April 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

More beautiful than Niagara Falls, in my opinion.

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August 26, 2019
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

41001 W M-123
Paradise, Michigan
49768 USA


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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Good for bird watching, boating, and 9 more activities.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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