Waterfalls in Northern Marinette County

Northeastern Marinette County, Wisconsin has some of the finest whitewater in the Midwest. The Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers are the primary areas for kayaking and rafting. Most of the waterfalls are in the Crivitz, Amberg, and Pembine recreational areas, 50-80 miles north of Green Bay Wisconsin.

All the waterfalls are easy walking distances from parking areas. Most are located within the County Park system. A small daily or annual park entrance fee is needed for all Marinette County Parks.

Dave's Falls in Daves Falls County Park
A beautiful county park on the Pike River,
1 mile south of Amberg on Highway 141
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The park includes 2 waterfalls with unique rock formations.
Grills for cooking, playground and restroom facilities.

Piers Gorge

Located on the Menominee River. Cross the bridge into Michigan on Highway 8 near Niagara and watch for signs. Take a left at sign and go to the end of the road. It's about a 1/2 mile walk to the rapids. Great rafting at these falls.

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Smalley Falls
To reach Smalley Falls, head north on Highway 141 to Morgan Park Road, located between Pembine and Niagara. Turn east on Morgan Park road and watch for a sign indicating the turnoff to the falls (about 1/4 mile). The turnoff goes to a small grassy parking area where a walking trail leads to the falls.
Steep slopes offer a beautiful view of the falls. The turnoff leading to the parking area can be rough.

Long Slide Falls

Continue on Morgan Park Road to a sign showing the turnoff to Long Slide Falls. A parking area is provided.

The falls is about a 1/4 mile walk on a nice walking trail. The falls drop about 50 feet through unique rock formations. It's a magnificent scene.

Morgan County Park on Timms Lake

From Long Slide Falls, you may want to travel a couple of miles east to Morgan Park for camping, swimming, and picnicking.

Twelve Foot Falls

Located on the Pike River, well-known for its trout fishing and natural beauty. The falls are easily accessible in the County Park with camping and picnicking available.

Barb is relaxing and enjoying the waterfall at 12 Foot Falls County Park
Directions to 12 Foot Falls

From the east, take Beecher Lake Road off of Highway 141 to Smeester School Road. Take a left to Trout Haven Road and a right on Trout Haven to Twelve Foot Falls Road. Follow the signs, the road is well marked and part gravel.

From the north, Go south of Pembine on Highway US 141 to Highway 8. Go west on Highway 8 to Lily Lake Road, turn south and follow the signs to Twelve Foot Falls Park.

Eight Foot Falls

Eight Foot Falls is a short walk through the camping area at Twelve Foot Falls.


Reflections on the Pike River
Between 12' Falls and 8' Falls

Eighteen Foot Falls

Eighteen Foot Falls are about 1 mile from Twelve Foot Falls. Go north from the park to the second sand road on the right. Drive or walk to the parking area. Follow the foot path to Eighteen Foot Falls on the Pike River.

Carney Rapids on the Pike River

Take Highway 8 west from US-141 (just south of Pembine) to County Road A. Turn south and go to the first bridge, about 2 miles.

Carney Rapids is a delightful rapids that can be viewed from the bridge on the west side of the road.

Four Foot Falls on the Pike River

The road to Four Foot Falls is just north of the bridge on County Road A where Carney Rapids is located. This is a gravel road that leads to a parking lot.

The path to the falls is not well marked, so be careful.

Horseshoe Falls

From Twelve Foot Falls Park take Twelve Foot Falls Road south of Trout Haven Road to Forest Road 510 (FR510). Take FR-510 about 1/2 mile to the turnoff to the falls (watch for sign). This turnoff leads to a small parking area where a walking trail leads to the falls. The roads leading to Horseshoe Falls can be rough, particularly in bad weather.

Bull Falls at Amberg

Take Highway K east of Highway 141 about 1/2 mile to the power line right-of-way. Walk a couple blocks north under the lines. A path takes you to the rapids on the Pike River

McClintock Falls in McClintock Park

Take Parkway Road from Crivitz or Highway 8 to McClintock Park on the Peshtigo River.

The Falls is a series of rapids with bridges for exceptional views.

Camping and picnicking areas are available.

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Goodman Park and Strong Falls

Continue north on Parkway to the Goodman Park road. These Falls, located on the Peshtigo River, are beautiful with picnic areas, campsites. hiking trails, and a playground.

Goodman Park Lodge is available for day use.

Covered Fire Pit
Peshtigo River

 Goodman Park is a great place for pictures with the large rock backgrounds and attractive Falls. One of the favorite places for local residents.

Veteran's Falls

Veteran's Falls is located in Veteran's Memorial Park on the Thunder River on Parkway Road. Steep slopes with steps lead from the playground to a wooden bridge over the falls.

Quiver Falls on the Menominee River

Quiver Falls is located east of Pembine on County Road R. Go past the ISP plant and turn right at the next intersection and cross the railroad tracks.

Take the left fork in the road after you cross the railroad tracks for about a mile to a parking area. A short path leads to the river and you will find the falls about 1/4 mile upstream.


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Photos: Mary Deloria
Top Photo: Pemene Falls, Menominee River

Photographs by Vivian Wood and Mary Deloria