Tahquamenon Falls State Park


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Tahquamenon Falls State Park


Location:In Chippewa County, on M-123, which can be reached via Mackinac Bridge (north from the bridge to Exit 352), Marquette (east on M-28), or Escanaba (US 2 east to M-117, then north to M-28 and east 3 miles to M-123).
Facilities:260 modern campsites (é), 36 semi-modern/rustic campsites, group camping area, picnic areas (é), shelter (é), playgrounds (é), boat launch (é), canoe/kayak rentals (seasonal), concession/store (é), hiking trails (é), snowmobile area.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, wildlife observation (é), interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park stretches over 13 miles, most of which is undeveloped woodland with no roads, buildings, or power lines. The park's centerpiece, and the reason it exists, is the Tahquamenon River and its waterfalls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of 5 smaller falls that cascade around an island.
Address:41382 W M-123
Paradise, MI 49768

Phone:906-492-3415
Web: www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=428
Size: 46,179 acres.

See other parks in Michigan.
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