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Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Tahquamenon Falls State Park in paradise MI is a beautiful vacation destination for families or adventure seekers. Consisting of almost 50,000 acres and stretching more than 13 miles this park is centered around the majestic Tahquamenon Falls. The upper fall is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi river with a drop of nearly 50 feet, 200 feet across and with a maximum flow of up to 50,000 gallons per second. The river features amber color water is caused by tannins leached from the cedar, spruce and hemlock in the swamps drained by the river. 4 miles downstream are the Lower Falls, which consists of a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island.

Park activities include Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Wildlife viewing, Nature programs, Paddle sports, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Cross country skiing, and Winter camping. The park provides adequate facilities for those who want it as well as walk in rustic sites for those who prefer a slightly off the beaten path approach.

Camping options include:

Tahquamenon Falls Backcountry Camping

906-492-3415 (3) $15/night for 1-6 people

Tahquamenon Falls-Group Use Area

906-492-3415 (50) Contact the park

Tahquamenon Falls-Lodge

906-492-3415 (1) $126/night or $756/week

Tahquamenon Falls-Pines Camper Cabin

800-447-2757 (1) $70, $65 (off-season)

Tahquamenon Lower Falls-Modern

800-447-2757 (188) $25 (50A), $23 (20/30A)

Tahquamenon Rivermouth Pines/Semi-Modern/Rustic

800-447-2757 (36) $17 (rustic), $20 (semi modern)

Tahquamenon Rivermouth-Modern

800-447-2757 (72) $28 (20/30 amp), $32 (50 amp) or $20/$24 off-season

The Tahquamenon River offers a variety of fish species for the seeking anglers. Brown trout, Northern Muskellunge, Northern pike, yellow perch, Small mouth bass and more are frequently caught in the river.

Tahquamenon Falls State Parks hiking trails include:

Tahquamenon-Clark Lake Loop

Trail Length: 5.20 (Miles)

Tahquamenon-Emerson Trail

Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)

Tahquamenon-Giant Pines Trail

Trail Length: 3.80 (Miles)

Tahquamenon-Nature Trail

Trail Length: 0.50 (Miles)

Tahquamenon-River Trail

Trail Length: 4.80 (Miles)

Tahquamenon-Wilderness Loop

Trail Length: 7.40 (Miles)

(Can hike in through the north country trail)

Regardless of your reason for visiting this state park you will surely be impressed. Between the scenic views and various activities anyone who loves the outdoors will surely feel at home. Plenty of entertainment for kids and serene imagery makes this location a perfect place to plan for your next summer camping trip. For reservations call or visit the park office for details (See phone numbers listed above)

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