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Cheese and beer may be at the forefront of what Wisconsin is known for, but an underrated attribute is the natural beauty of this state. Here at Lakewoods Resort, we are well aware of the awe-inspiring wilderness and take pride in providing our guests with opportunities for a quintessential Northern Wisconsin outdoor experience. Amongst the beauty to be found, there may be nothing quite as spellbinding as a waterfall. Whether it is the magnificent drops or the relaxing ambiance that a waterfall creates, they always offer timeless beauty. Here are some of the top spots for waterfalls in Northern Wisconsin that we recommend visiting during your next getaway to Lake Namakagon.
Potato Falls sits in the southwest corner of quaint Gurney, Wisconsin. There are upper and lower falls at this secluded, backcountry hideaway, but if you only have time to see one we recommend the Lower Potato Falls. It soars with the height reaching over 50 feet tall. There are a few observation decks to see the falls, but you may have to travel off the beaten path to get a perfect view. We recommend walking along the Potato River’s edge by hopping from rock to rock where you’ll obtain a million-dollar vantage point (as seen above).
The next waterfall is located in Copper Falls State Park. The park itself is one of the best in all of Wisconsin, featuring ancient lava flows and deep gorges. Though the state park is home to a second waterfall (Brownstone), we recommend Copper Falls because there are several vantage points to get a glimpse of it, including a trail that is accessible by wheelchairs. Your experience may depend on the water level, but seeing the river wind through the deep gorges from below is a sight to behold.
Lost Creek Falls
The furthest north of these waterfalls in Northern Wisconsin is Lost Creek Falls. Located in the woods southwest of Cornucopia, Wisconsin, the waterfall features an eight-foot drop with a few feet of cascades above and below. You are able to walk behind the falls, which is uncommon for waterfalls near vast Lake Superior. This mid-size spectacle will make you feel at peace with the soothing sound of the water hitting the rocks below.
Waterfalls in Northern Wisconsin near Lake Namakagon
When you stay at Lakewoods Resort, you will be swept up in the beauty of the Badger State (especially if you visit one of these three waterfalls in Northern Wisconsin). Whether you book one of our golf packages, take a boat out for a drive on Lake Namakagon, or go mountain biking on one of the numerous trails that surround us, we are sure that you will appreciate the lush forestry and breathtaking wildlife. Make sure you clear enough time to take a day-trip to witness the tranquility of these waterfalls in Northern Wisconsin!